Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 03001B Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 Nr Exposed:300 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty: REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:06 Haz Category:GUARDING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 12/02/1989 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 12/02/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 001B Hazard: GUARDING

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that the two hand controls were not arranged by design or construction or separation or both to require concurrent use of both hands: a) Utilities, Shop, and Services 1) Central Maintenance Shop - Fabrication Department - The two (mushroom type) palm buttons used to initiate stroke of the Steelweld (large) shear, serial number M4850, were only separated 13 and one-half inches. The shear blade was also inadequately guarded, observed August 15, 1989. Among other feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard would be to arrange controls to require concurrent use of both hands.