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Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312380512 Citation: 01003 Issuance: 08/04/2009 ReportingID: 0627700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/24/2009
Abatement Date:08/12/2009 X Nr Exposed:47 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,150.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,150.00 Gravity:05 Haz Category:BURNS


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

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 who were exposed to the hazard of burns from contact with hot equipment surfaces: The employer does not ensure that each employee is protected from contact with hot surfaces on process equipment. This violation was observed on or about March 19, 2009, along the north and east decks of the regenerator column on the 5th floor of the FCCU Complex where employees were exposed to skin burns from contact with equipment with surface temperatures of 325-335 degrees F, and which were not insulated or otherwise guarded to prevent bodily contact. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to extend the external guardrails, as had been done similar area to prevent bodily contact with hot surfaces. 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 around equipment with hot surfaces are protected from contact with the surfaces.

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