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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 314453630 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/06/2010 ReportingID: 0420600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:02/15/2011 X Nr Exposed:4 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,875.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:DUST&FUMES

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/06/2010 $2,500.00 08/08/2010 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/26/2010 $1,875.00 11/15/2010 Serious  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement 01/18/2011 $1,875.00 02/15/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: DUST&FUMES

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 fire and explosion hazards associated with the buildup of combustible nutraceutical dust a) For the establishment located at 15431 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604, as observed on or about 04/08/2010: Two Donaldson Torrit cartridge dust collectors were used: model numbers DFO 2-8 and DFO 2-12 respectively. Neither was equipped with deflagration venting panels directed to an unoccupied area or with a suppression system. The collectors were located inside an occupied area which employees entered to conduct maintenance on a daily basis. ABATEMENT NOTE(S): Among other methods, means of feasible and acceptable abatement include compliance with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA 654) "Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the manufacturing, processing, and handling of combustible particulate solids" (2006 edition), NFPA 69 "Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems" (2008 edition), and NFPA 68 "Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting" (2007 edition). These requirements include but may not be limited to: 1) Install deflagration venting on dust collectors, directed to an unoccupied area through straight ducts not exceeding 20 ft.

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