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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312380512 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 08/04/2009 ReportingID: 0627700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/24/2009
Abatement Date:08/12/2009 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $4,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:FALLING


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: FALLING

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment 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 exposed to fall hazards when walking/working on the tops of tractor trailer tankers: The employer does not ensure that each employee working from the top of tractor trailer tankers with unprotected sides and edges is protected from falling by a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) or an appropriate custom-fit guardrail system. This violation was observed on or about February 10, 2009, for the Asphalt Loading Rack area where process operators and contract truck operators were not protected from the hazard of a fall of 10 feet to the concrete surface below. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to ensure that employees performing work from the top of a tractor trailer tanker are protected from falls by a PFAS utilizing anchorages attached to existing overhead structure, or an equivalent means of fall protection. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days of the date of this citation, the employer must submit documentation describing the steps that is taking to ensure that employees working from the tops of tractor trailer tankers are protected from falls.

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