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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 304299548 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 06/25/2001 ReportingID: 0728500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/17/2001
Abatement Date:01/28/2002 X Nr Exposed:11 Final Order:02/07/2002
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $12,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/25/2001 $7,000.00 07/13/2001 Serious  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement 12/28/2001 $7,000.00 01/28/2002 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/07/2002 $12,000.00 01/28/2002 Serious  

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

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 potential crushing and fall hazards: The employer did not insure that employees operating the dough trough hoist for the bread mixer were properly instructed in the safe performance of their duties in accordance with ANSI Z.50.1-2000 Safety Requirements for Bakery Equipment. The task of conducting training for the position of Bread Mixer Operator, which includes the operation of equipment including the bread mixer and the dough trough hoist, was assigned to non-management bread mixer operators with no supervisory oversight. The training did not include safe operating procedures, as evidenced by operators instructing employees to ride the dough trough hoist to access the dough sponge chute. Abatement certification is required for this violation (using the CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION WORKSHEET), and in addition, documentation demonstrating that abatement is complete must be included with your certification. This documentation may include, but is not limited to, evidence of the purchase or repair of the equipment, photographic or video evidence of abatement, or other written records.

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