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OR-OSHA Violation Analysis

 

 

 

Repeat Violations

 

If a Bureau is cited for the same code in a three year time period, it may be a repeat violation.  The following is a current list of citations which could be repeat offenses:

Bureau

Inspection

Date

Item

Rule

Description

Rating

Affected

PPB

 

314967423

 

12/14/10

 

1:01

1910.95(D)(1)

Develop and implement a hearing conservation program.

Serious

not citywide

1:02

1910.95(G)(1)

Establish and maintain an audiometric testing program.

Serious

not citywide

1:03

1910.95(K)(1)

Train each employee who is exposed to noise.

Serious

not citywide

WB

313958613

4/2/2010

1:01

1926.652 (A)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Serious

not citywide

BDS

 

313475246

 

8/17/2009

 

1:01

437-002-0187(3)

The employer did not complete annual maintenance on each extinguisher using only persons or companies acceptable to the local fire authorities.

Other

not citywide

1:02

437-002-0187(1)

Appropriate signs or other unique markings were not used to identify extinguishers locations.

Other

not citywide

City Fleet

313476517

9/21/2009

1:01

1920.212(a)(1)

Machine guarding was not provided to protect operator(s) and other employees.

Serious

not citywide

1:02

1910.23 (d)(1)(ii)

Flights of stairs with 4 or more risers, less than 44 inches wide and having one side open, were not equipped with a standard stair railing on the open side.

Serious

not citywide

1:03

1910.242(b)

Compressed air for cleaning purposes was not reduced to less than 30 psi.

Serious

not citywide

1:04

1910.184 (e)(3)(i)

Thorough periodic inspections of alloy steel chain slings in use were not made on a regular basis.

Serious

not citywide

2:05

1910.304 (g)(6)(vi)(C)(1

Exposed noncurrent-carrying metal parts of cord and plug-connected refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners that could become energized were not grounded.

Other

not citywide

2:06

1910.178(l)(4)(iii)

An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operators performance was not conducted at least once every 3 years.

Other

not citywide

PBOT

313458820

10/15/09

1:01

1910.135 (a)(1)

The employer did not ensure that each affected employee wore a protective helmet when working in areas where there was a potential for injury to the head from falling objects.

Serious

not citywide

PP&R

312843980

7/10/2009

1:01

1910.242 (b)

Compressed air used for cleaning purposes was not reduced to less than 30 psi.

Serious

not citywide

PFR

312845944

5/13/2009

1:01

437-001-0700 (21)(c)

The employer did not report overnight hospitalization to the nearest Oregon OSHA field office (Portland,Salem,Bend,Eugene, orMedford) within 24 hours after occurrence or employer knowledge.

Mandatory

not citywide

BES

311696017

 

3/31/2008

 

1:01

1910.215 (b)(9)

Guard for abrasive wheel machine where the operator stands in front of the machine was not constructed so that the peripheral protecting member could be adjusted to the constantly decreasing diameter of the wheel.

Serious

not citywide

2:02

1910.305(b)(2)(i)

Each outlet box in completed installations did not have a cover, faceplate, or fixture canopy.

Other

not citywide

PWB

311174353

2/19/2008

1:01

1926.651 (c)(2)

A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress was not located in trench excavations that were 4 feet (1.22m) or more in depth so as to require no more than 25 feet (7.62m) of lateral travel for employees.

Serious

not citywide

PWB

311693113

 

4/24/2008

 

1:01

1926. 652 (a)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Serious

not citywide

1:02

1926. 651 (c)(2)

A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress was not located in trench excavations that were 4 feet (1.22m) or more in depth so as to require no more than 25 feet (7.62m) of lateral travel for employees.

Serious

not citywide

 

These citations allege “high serious/death” severity.  If any Bureau is cited for the same code violation within three years, it may be a repeat violation.

 

 

The following citations may be issued as repeat violations regardless of location inspected.

 

Bureau

Inspection

Date

Items

Rule

Description

Rating

Affected

 

PPB

3167117040

11/14/12

1-1

437-001-0275

Failure to report an overnight hospitalization

Other

Potentially Citywide

 

PBOT MO

315948174

10/10/11

1-1

437-002-2224(12)

Employees were working in the roadway at night without traffic control devices

Serious

Citywide

 

PBOT MO

 

314966383

 

11/12/2010

 

1:1a

1910.146 (c)(5)(ii)(H)

Employees entered into permit spaces that met the conditions set forth in 1910.146(c)(5)(i) but the employer did not verify that the space was safe for entry and that the measures required by 1910.146(c)(5)(ii) had been taken through a written certification that contained the date, the location of the space, and the signature of the person providing the certification.

Serious

citywide

 

1:1b

1910.146 (g)(1)

The employer did not provide training so that all employees whose work was regulated by  1910.146, Permit required confined spaces, acquired the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned.

Serious

citywide

 

PBOT MO

 

314436999

 

7/20/2010

 

1:01

1926.652 (a)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Serious

citywide

 

1:02

1926.651 (c)(2)

A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress was not located in trench excavations that were 4 feet (1.22m) or more in depth so as to require no more than 25 feet (7.62m) of lateral travel for employees.

Serious

citywide

 

PWB

314432071

4/27/2010

1:01

1926.652(a)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Repeat

citywide

 

PBOT MO

313958670

4/13/2010

1:01

1926.1053 (b)(13)

The top or top step of a stepladder was used as a step.

Serious

citywide

 

PP&R

 

313952103

 

12/31/2009

 

1:1a

1926.652 (a)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Serious

citywide

 

1:1b

1926.651(j)(2)

Protection was not provided by placing and keeping excavated or other materials or equipment at least 2 feet (.61m) from the edge of excavations, or by the use of retaining devices that were sufficient to prevent materials or equipment from falling or rolling into excavations, or by a combination of both if necessary.

Serious

citywide

 

1:02

1926.651(k)(1)

Daily inspections of excavations, the adjacent areas, and protective systems were not made by a competent person for evidence of a situation that could have resulted in possible cave-ins, indications of failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions.

Serious

citywide

 

 

 

 

1:03

1926.651(c)(2)

A stairway, ramp or other safe means of egress was not located in trench excavations that were 4 feet (1.22m) or more in depth so as to require no more no more than 25 feet (7.62m) of lateral travel for employees.

Serious

citywide

 

PWB

313471112

6/17/2009

1:01

1926.652 (a)(1)

Each employee in an excavation was not protected from cave-ins by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this section.

Repeat

citywide