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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 985098.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/14/2015 ReportingID: 0215000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/20/2015
Abatement Date:01/29/2015 2 Nr Exposed:300 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/14/2015 $7,000.00 01/29/2015 Serious  
Penalty :   01/29/2015 $7,000.00 01/29/2015 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 to employees exposed to the hazard of being infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis through unprotected contact with patients who were infected or suspected to be infectious with tuberculosis in that: On and after 7/15/2014, Health care workers and other hospital workers had unprotected exposure to patients who had suspected or confirmed infectious TB disease. a) The patients were not promptly identified and systematically screened identified to prevent unprotected exposure to employees. b) A contact investigation with follow-up screening to identify for exposed employees was not completed in accordance with established guidelines.

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