Some examples of OSHA Fines would be the following.

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:

a) Employees were exposed to injuries resulting from being struck by vehicles driven by Valet Attendants in the single lane into which the employees exit from the property.

2. Storage areas were not conspicuously affixed with plates, of approved design, marked with the approved loads.

a) The floor/ceiling over the office for carpenters was not posted with the approved load capacity.

b) the floor/ceiling over the back stage dressing room was not posted with the approved load capacity which is an OSHA fine.

3.Ladderway floor opening or platform was not guarded by standard railings on all exposed sides, provide with swinging gates or were not so offset that a person could not walk directly into the opening.

a) The ladder way floor opening, in TOA, was concerned to receive an OSHA find as it was located so that employees could walk into the opening while attempting to access the ladder.

3. Portable ladders were not lashed, held in position, or so placed to prevent slipping.

a) An 8 foot portable wooden stepladder was used in a lean to position on a 30 inch pipe to gain access to a cooling tower door, creating a fall hazard of 12 feet to concrete below and this would receive an OSHA fine.

4. Fixed ladders 20 to 30 feet in unbroken length were not provided with cages or wells:

a) The 22 foot fixed ladder, outside the ruilding to the roof, near the cooling tower yard , was not equipped with a cage.

b) The 28 foot fixed ladder from the second to the third level of an amusement tower, was not equipped with a cage. OSHA Fine $ 3000.

5. The fire prevention plan required by 29 CFR 1910.157(a) or (b) when the employer has elected total evacuation of the workplace in the eent of a fire emergency was not in writing.

a) The employer had not developed and implemented a written fire prevention plan for the establishment. OSHA Fine $2000.

6. 29 CFR 1910.38(b)(3). The employer did not control accumulations of flammable and combustible waste materials and residues so that they would not contribute to a fire emergency.

a) Employees were smoking in a storage room, on floor 20, around combustibles which were poorly stored. OSHA Fines $ 2000.

7. Class l flammable liquid(s) dispensed into other containers were not grounded 29CFR 1910.106(e)(6)(ii)

a) Lacquer and Paint Thinners, in 55 gallon drums near the fueling area, which are dispensed into other containers, were not grounded. OSHA Fines $ 1875.

8. Flexible cords and cables were used for purposes prohibited by subparagraphs (a) through (e) of 29 CFR 1910.305(g)(1)(iii)

a) a yellow extension cord was plugged into a four- plex receptacle in an enclosure where the cabinet door was closed on the cord backstage.

b) a 25 foot orange extension cord was attached to shelves and hung over a chain link fence, to service a desk where there was no receptacle.

c) a lamp cord was run through a curio cabinet between the glass and frame and plugged into a receptacle through a closed supply cabinet door. OSHA Fines $ 1275.


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