Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph
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|Nr: 999045.015||Citation: 01001||Issuance: 01/21/2015||ReportingID: 0418100|
|Viol Type:||Serious||NrInstances:||2||Contest Date:|
|Abatement Date:||02/17/2015||Nr Exposed:||10||Final Order:||02/18/2015|
|Current Penalty:||$0.00||Gravity:||05||Haz Category:|
|Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History|
|Penalty||I: Informal Settlement||02/18/2015||$4,500.00||02/17/2015||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, in that employees were exposed to struck-by hazards: On or about October 1, 2014, employees were exposed to struck-by hazards while performing work around damaged racks. The employer failed to unload, replace or repair damaged racks. The following racks were damaged: a. Support leg at rack location 35 b. Support leg at rack location 47 5(a)(1) Justification: 1. The employer failed to keep the workplace free from recognized hazards to which employees were exposed. The company permitted a rack to continue to be used that had been damaged. 2. The hazard has been widely recognized. ANSI MH16.1:2012 states that damaged racks shall be isolated by the user until the damaged portion is evaluated by a rack design professional. 3. The hazard is causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm from product falling from the rack or the rack itself falling. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THESE HAZARDS IS: To follow American National Standard Institute (ANSI) MH16.1:2012, Specification for the Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Storage Racks, Section 1.4.9, which states, "Upon any visible damage, the pertinent portions of the rack shall be immediately isolated by the user until the damaged portion is evaluated by a storage rack design professional. Before allowing the rack to be placed back into service the design professional must certify that the rack system and/or the repaired components have been restored to at least their original design capacity.