47 COR 40-8250 [¶23,014]

SAFE PRACTICES AND PERSONAL PROTECTION, PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICES AND SAFEGUARDS – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE DEVICES, HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND EQUIPMENT SELECTION Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3380(f)(1)(A) (2020) – Employer failed to assess the workplace for hazards likely to be present and require appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect employees from those hazards, a serious violation. PETROLEUM SAFETY ORDERS—DRILLING AND PRODUCTION – OPENING AND BLINDING PIPE LINES AND EQUIPMENT, PRESSURE REDUCED TO ATMOSPHERIC OR AS NEAR ATMOSPHERIC AS PRACTICABLE Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 6535(a) (2020) – Employer failed to reduce the pressure in a steam generator line to atmospheric or as near atmospheric as practicable before opening it. Employer further failed to inform employees of the hazards of the contents of the line or provide instructions on the precautions necessary to deal with such hazards, a serious violation.

Summary of COSHAB-ALJ’s Decision dated January 13, 2020, Inspection No. 1165502 (Bakersfield, CA).


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