Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
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|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|
|Current Penalty:||Gravity:||06||Haz Category:||GUARDING|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|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.