Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
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:
Initial Penalty:4200.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:10 Haz Category:HEAT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/18/2012 4200.00 07/30/2012 Serious  
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.