Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
|Nr: 316237411||Citation: 01002||Issuance: 07/18/2012||ReportingID: 0627700|
|Viol Type:||Serious||NrInstances:||1||Contest Date:|
|Abatement Date:||07/30/2012 X||Nr Exposed:||7||Final Order:|
|Current Penalty:||Gravity:||10||Haz Category:||HEAT|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|Penalty||I: Informal Settlement||08/02/2012||07/30/2012||Serious|
Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: HEAT
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 due to fire and explosion: At the worksite: On or about January 20, 2012 and at times prior thereto, the employer required employees to perform work during oil and gas well drilling operations with heaters on the rig floor and under the substructure that were not safety-designed (nonopened flame) type heaters. Employees were exposed to fire and explosion hazards. Among others, one feasible and acceptable method of abatement would be to comply with American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice 54, Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling requirements.
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