Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items
Nr: 314737206 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/31/2011 ReportingID: 0627100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/17/2011 Nr Exposed:19 Final Order:
Initial Penalty:5000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:5000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:LOCKOUT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/31/2011 5000.00 03/17/2011 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/22/2011 5000.00 03/17/2011 Serious  


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

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: At the Spiral Plant on or about January 19, 2011 and prior thereto, employees walking through and working in the pipe conveyor/transfer lines were exposed to the hazard of being struck by or caught between moving pipes in instances such as but not limited to the following: a.Final Finish at the south side of the skid east of OD Grinding b.Final Finish at the north side of the skid east of OD Grinding c.Final Finish at the north and south conveyor/transfer line south of the Quality Control work platform d.Beveling at the north and south conveyor/transfer line north of the Quality Control work platform e.Pre-Visual at the north and south conveyor/transfer line south of the pre-Visual Platform f.Pre-Visual at the south side of the skid west of the Pre-Visual Platform g.Skelp Plasma at he north and south conveyor/transfer line h.Stencil Area at the north and south conveyor/transfer line i.Beveling Area at the north and south conveyor/transfer line west of the Beveler and east of the exit door j.Final Finish at the OD Grinding platform Among other means, the following are feasible and acceptable methods to correct this hazard: 1.Install stairs and a walkway over the pipe conveyor/transfer lines. 2.Restrict Access to the pipe conveyor/transfer lines using guarding. 3.Develop, implement and require the use of lockout while employees are performing work when they are in the pipe conveyor/transfer lines or on platforms in the travel path of pipes.