Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, December 31, 2012
No OSHA Significant Citations Last Week
A summary of OSHA significant citations with proposed fines over $100,000 announced during the week ending December 29th.
The following are based on a press releases from OSHA and other sources.
There were no OSHA citations issued this past week with proposed fines over $100,000.
The following are the citations announced by OSHA last week.
OSHA only announced two citations last week. These were:
AC and S Inc. in Nitro, WV with 12 serious violations at the chemical manufacturer's facility after a July investigation initiated following the death
of a worker performing sandblasting activities.
During the sandblasting activities, the air line for
a supplied air hood was hooked up to a nitrogen gas line and the worker
became unconscious. Nitrogen gas presents several risks, including
displacing available oxygen. The serious violations related to the
fatality included failing to label nitrogen lines at connection points
and not ensuring that breathing air couplings were incompatible with
other gas systems.
Proposed penalties against AC and S Inc. total $42,700.
OSHA also announced that it had cited Bender Enterprises Inc., based in Union, NJ, with
three repeat violations for continuing to expose workers to electrical
hazards at a Fort Lee work site.
OSHA's June investigation was initiated
following a referral from the Fort Lee Police Department when a worker
was injured while servicing an electrical panel. Proposed penalties
The repeat violations include failing to protect
workers from contact with live electrical parts, provide eye and face
protection from electric arcs, flashes or flying objects, and provide
insulated tools and equipment for workers exposed to energized
conductors or circuit parts. Similar violations were cited at the Upper
Saddle River work site in 2008.
Related Past Posts:
No Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending December 22nd
Significant OSHA Citations - Week Ending December 15th
Significant OSHA Citations for the week ending December 8th
Labels: Electrical Hazards, electrical safety, labeling
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