42 COR 40-7309 [¶22,522]
INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP)
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3203(a) (2015) – Employer failed to establish, implement and maintain an effective IIPP. The fatally injured employee did not follow Employer’s program for ensuring that employees complied with safe and healthy work practices, because he failed to obtain permission or notify Employer that electrical “hot work” was required. Employer also lacked a system for communicating with employees, and failed to effectively evaluate unsafe work practices associated with electrical work.
LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS – ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2320.2(a) (2015) – Employer failed to ensure that certain conditions were met before commencing work on an energized system.
LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS – DE-ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2320.4(a)(2) (2015) – The Division failed to establish that Employer violated the safety order by allowing an employee to work on a de-energized 277-volt fluorescent lighting system without locking the disconnecting means to prevent unexpected or inadvertent energizing of the equipment.
Summary of COSHAB-ALJ’s Decision dated September 15, 2015, Docket Nos. 12-R3D6-3496 through 3498 (Ontario, CA).Read More...