Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 310988712 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 07/25/2008 ReportingID: 0418400
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/25/2008
Abatement Date:08/04/2008 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:07/07/2010
Initial Penalty:5000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:5000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:DUST&FUMES

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/25/2008 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/07/2010 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: DUST&FUMES

P.L. 91-596 Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer does not furnish employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees are exposed to the hazard(s) of fire and/or explosion: a.Warehouse #6 - On or about 02/07/2008, a dust collector (COLBD01) was installed inside Warehouse #6, exposing employees to fire and/or explosion hazards. The explosion relief venting of the collector was also directed into a walkway used by employees. One feasible means of abatement would be to locate the dust collector outside or install ductwork to safely vent internal gases resulting from a deflagration to the outside, as referenced by NFPA 61 2008 & 2002: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, Chapter 10.4.3 and Chapter 10.4.2. Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days, the employer must submit an abatement plan describing the actions it is taking to prevent the hazards described in instance a, above.ce