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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 313632184 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 11/16/2010 ReportingID: 0419400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/31/2010 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:HEAT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/16/2010 $4,900.00 12/31/2010 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/07/2010 $3,500.00 12/31/2010 Serious  

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

Section 5(a)(1) of Public Law 91-596, 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 the hazard of heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. (a)Highway 613, Main Street, Moss Point, MS - On or about August 2, 2010 the employer did not protect employees from the recognize hazard of heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke while employees were installing formwork for curbs with temperatures exceeding 97 degrees fahrenheit at 11:30 am and with a humidity of 74%. There was no wind and the heat stress index reached 130 degrees fahrenheit. A new employee was not properly acclimated to the extreme heat condition. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard employees and provide employees additional training on heat stress.

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