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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 302921994 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/22/2000 ReportingID: 0111400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:300 Contest Date:09/07/2000
Abatement Date:09/01/2000 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:02/28/2002
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/22/2000 $7,000.00 09/01/2000 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/28/2002 $5,000.00 09/01/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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: being struck by vehicular traffic while walking throughout the jobsite, working and accessing their work zones. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to ensure that the traffic management plans and general notes, specifically drawing C-555, C-561, C-550 and the referenced Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) standard specifications are adhered to. Location:Central Artery Contract C09A7, Dorchester Avenue. The following is a list of feasible abatement methods including but not limited to traffic control devices and access to work areas: a) Maintain temporary barriers along the east side of USPS roadway to provide protection for employees from vehicular traffic. b) Equip temporary barriers with Type A and C warning lights. c) Install Type III Portable breakaway barriers with R5-10c signs at two specified locations, west side south bound and east side north bound on Dorchester Ave. d) At the wheel wash location, install type A flashers on the concrete barriers and remove the fencing and sign attached to the top of the barrier. e) Install the lane widths at the "S" curve at 16 feet wide per drawing C-561. f) Maintain the road markings properly so that they are visible. g) Provide safe access at the north end of the sidewalk on east side of Dorchester Avenue to the trailer and staging area so that employees are not diverted into traffic. h) Alter the existing access provided on the east end of the trailers so it does not lead employees to either walk over the wheel wash or walk in the street along the jersey barriers which exposed them to being struck by vehicular traffic while coming or going to their work zones. i) Pin the jersey barriers together to minimize displacement. "ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ITEM".

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