47 COR 40-8249 [¶23,013]

PRIME MOVERS AND MACHINERY – MOVING PARTS OF MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENT, GUARDING Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 4002(a) (2020) – Employer violated the safety order by failing to guard a carrot-cutting machine, a serious violation. SAFE PRACTICES AND PERSONAL PROTECTION, MISCELLANEOUS SAFE PRACTICES – CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY FOR CLEANING, REPAIRING, SERVICING, SETTING-UP, AND ADJUSTING OPERATIONS OF PRIME MOVERS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, CLEANING, SERVICING AND ADJUSTING OPERATIONS Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3314(c) (2020) – Employer failed to ensure a carrot-cutting machine was stopped and the energy source de-energized or disengaged prior to a cleaning operation, a serious, accident-related violation.

Summary of COSHAB-ALJ’s Decision dated January 3, 2020, Inspection No. 1334995 (Arvin, CA).


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