OSHA cannot cite for the fatality, only for the hazards that cause
d it. Besides each citation can only go up to $7,000 unless its a willful
citation (plain indifference or intentional disregard). I think our
NATIONAL average for cases that involved fatalities for last
year was ~ $3500. This could be very frustrating and I know
it seems like very little, but that's the way it works.
Marcelina Santiago, PhD
OSHA Compliance Officer
This is shameful! $31850 for a fatality. We would get fined double that for an explosion. Foster=92s grou p recently got fined over $1,000,000 for an occupational fatality when they had not installed a failsafe they were instructed to do by Worksafe (o ur equivalent of OSHA) on a previous inspection. Admit tedly it was a million AUS $.
Cheers, Paul P>
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia
Phone: +61 3 9903 9551
Fax: +61 3 9903 9143
Web: http ://www.pharm.monash.edu.au
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To: Paul Dover
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCL A
Cal OSHA issued its citations on the U CLA fatality at 16h30 Monday 4 May.
Cal OSHA fined UCLA $31850 for the fat ality. $18,000 was for inadequate use of PPE, most of the remai nder was for lack of training.
No surprises in the citation. FONT>
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