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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 308683382 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/08/2006 ReportingID: 0728900

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/26/2006 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,750.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CRUSHING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/08/2006 $3,500.00 12/26/2006 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/26/2006 $1,750.00 12/26/2006 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: Facility located at 4635 S. 85th St. Omaha, NE - The employer is not furnishing employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to employees in that employees are exposed to the hazard of being crushed by automotive lifts unexpectedly moving. The lift in this facility does not lower from the raised position automatically when activated from the control switch. Employees are having manually reach into the working mechanism to lower the lift until it reaches a level in which it lowers by itself to the ground. The employer is not conducting scheduled inspections of the lift to ensure that all components are in safe operating condition, as recommended by the Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. ALOIM - 1994 Standard approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods of abatement are: 1) Repair the lift so as to ensure the lift operates as the manufacturer intended without employees reaching into the operating area of the lift. 2) Conduct lift inspections following the specific directions provided by the lift manufacturer in accordance with section 5.6.1 of ANSI/ALI ALOIM - 1994. 3) Establish a periodic preventive maintenance procedure in accordance with the recommendations of the lift manufacturer in order to ensure the continued safe operation of the lift in accordance with section 6.1.1. of ANSI/ALI ALOIM - 1994. 4) Maintain a record of preventive maintenance procedures performed. Note specific checks made, parts replaced, adjustments made, results of any measurements and recommendations made in accordance with section 6.1.4. of ANSI/ALI ALOIM - 1994. 5) Follow the lift manufacturer's recommendations for frequency of preventive maintenance in accordance with section 6.1.5. of ANSI/ALI ALOIM - 1994. 6) Maintain a record of each repair maintenance procedure performed in accordance with section of 6.1.5. ANSI/ALI ALOIM - 1994. Abatement certification and abatement documentation is required for this violation. The documentation should include written verification of abatement, applicable measurements or monitoring results, and photographs or videos which you believe will be helpful. The abatement certification sheet is enclosed with the citations.ion

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