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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 330645.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/19/2012 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/22/2012
Abatement Date:10/03/2012 2 Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:08/02/2013
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/19/2012 $7,000.00 10/03/2012 Serious  
Penalty :   10/26/2012 $7,000.00 10/03/2012 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 08/02/2013 $5,000.00 10/03/2012 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 in that employees were exposed to the hazard of being struck by forklifts. On or about 04/05/2012, in the warehouse area, the employer did not take steps to increase the visibility of pedestrian employees such that forklift drivers were better able to see them. Abatement Notes: Among other methods, feasible and acceptable methods to correct the hazard include: 1) requiring employees in the certain designated high-traffic areas to wear high-visibility clothing; or 2) installing light on forklifts to assist in visually indicating to pedestrians that forklifts are in the area.

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