Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items
Nr: 18252858 Citation: 03005 Issuance: 11/02/1989 ReportingID: 0317900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/24/1989
Abatement Date:12/02/1989 Nr Exposed:400 Final Order:02/11/1991
Initial Penalty:900.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:09 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/02/1989 900.00 12/02/1989 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/11/1991 12/02/1989 Serious  


Text For Citation: 03 Item/Group: 005 Hazard: BURNS

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 employees were exposed to the hazard of fractures, lacerations, contusions, abrasions, burns and possible death while handling explosive devices (jet-tappers): a) Steel Producing Division 1) Open Hearth Department - Employees are permitted to handle and detonate explosive (jet-tappers) as part of their daily work acitivity in order to tap the furnaces throughout the open hearth department, several times a day. No employees are blaster, licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, observed August 23, 1989. Among other methods one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard would be to have the employees acquire a blasters license as required under Title 25, Rules and Regulations; Part 1, Department of Environmental Resources; Subpart D, Environmental Health and Safety: Article IV, Occupational Health and Safety, Chapter 210 "Use of Explosives", Subchapter A - Section 210.5(a) and Chapter 11 "Storage, Handling, and Use of Explosives", Section 211.51(3).