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Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310988712 Citation: 01003 Issuance: 07/25/2008 ReportingID: 0418400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/25/2008
Abatement Date:08/04/2008 X Nr Exposed:15 Final Order:07/07/2010
Initial Penalty: $5,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:UNAPOPPROC

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/25/2008 $5,000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/07/2010 $5,000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003 Hazard: UNAPOPPROC

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 a high pressure or steam release: a.Boiler "D" - On or about 02/07/2008, the employer did not establish, communicate, and implement written operations and maintenance procedures and did not perform and document condition assessment activities of power piping to assure the safe operation of "boiler external piping" inside of the plant. One feasible means of abatement would be to establish, communicate, and implement written operations and maintenance procedures and establish, perform, and document a program of condition assessment activities of all power piping, as referenced in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code for Pressure Piping, Standard B31.1- 2007 Power Piping, Appendix IV Corrosion Control for ASME B31.1 Power Piping Systems, Section 5.2 Systems, Components Susceptible to Erosion/Corrosion (E/C) and ASME Code for Pressure Piping, Standard B31.1-2007 Power Piping, Appendix IV Corrosion Control for ASME B31.1 Power Piping Systems, Section 5.3 Methods of Detection. See also recommendations for an Effective Flow-Accelerated Corrosion Program produced by the Electric Power Research Institute in November 1996 and revised in May of 2006. 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

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