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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 313014490 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 08/03/2010 ReportingID: 0524530

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/17/2010
Abatement Date:08/27/2010 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:09/26/2012
Initial Penalty: $4,200.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,977.14 Gravity:10 Haz Category:GUARDING

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/03/2010 $4,200.00 08/27/2010 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 09/26/2012 $1,977.14 08/27/2010 Serious  

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

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 in that employees were exposed to caught-by hazards: a) Primary screen house. Employees taking material samples from the remotely controlled oversize conveyor were exposed to caught-by hazards. An audible and/or visual start-up warning device was not provided. Emergency stop buttons, pull cords, limit switches, or similar emergency stop devices were not provided. b) Primary screen house. Employees taking material samples from the remotely controlled product/fines conveyor were exposed to caught-by hazards. An audible and/or visual start-up warning device was not provided. Emergency stop buttons, pull cords, limit switches, or similar emergency stop devices were not provided. c) Primary screen house. Employees taking material samples from the remotely controlled undersize conveyor were exposed to caught-by hazards. An audible and/or visual start-up warning device was not provided. Emergency stop buttons, pull cords, limit switches, or similar emergency stop devices were not provided. Among other methods, a feasible and acceptable method to abate these hazards is for the employer to comply with the guidelines set forth in consensus standard ASME B20.1-2009, Section 5.11.2. Abatement documentation is required for this item in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1903.19(d).

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