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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 303263743 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/10/2000 ReportingID: 0214200

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/31/2000
Abatement Date:08/14/2000 X Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:11/06/2000
Initial Penalty: $6,300.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,725.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/10/2000 $6,300.00 08/14/2000 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/06/2000 $4,725.00 08/14/2000 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: EXPLOSION

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employmnent 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 fire and smoke inhalation. a)Seton Hall Dormitories:Employer failed to implement a procedure that would properly protect employees from fire and smoke who were required to investigate the cause of fire alarms. Violation observed on or about 4/17/00. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard include the following: 1. Have all fire alarms in student dorms connected directly to the South Orange Fire Department, eliminating the need to have the Resident Assistants (RA's) with the (stick) determine the cause of the alarm, allowing occupants of the dormitory, including any employees, to evacuate safely. 2. Fully evaluate and take appropriate actions to eliminate the risks and hazards associated with the fire alarm verifing procedure. Particular attention must focus on communications of employees during the fire alarm verification process with other emergency personnel and must focus on training employees fully and specifically and describe limitations of employee action to be taken by employees required to verify fire alarms.

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