Experience Everything Compliance Network Has to Offer
Start Customizing Your Profile for Free!
Update to Professional Trial!
Already have an account?
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Enjoy your limited-time access to the Compliance Network Professional Trial!
A confirmation welcome email has been sent to your email address from ComplianceNetwork@t.jjkellercompliancenetwork.com. Please check your spam/junk folder if you can't find it in your inbox.
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Thank you for your interest in EnvironmentalHazmat related content.
You've reached your limit of free access, if you'd like more info, please contact us at 800-327-6868.
Copyright 2022 J. J. Keller & Associate, Inc. For re-use options please contact email@example.com or call 800-558-5011.
RegSenseEnforcement and Audits - OSHASafety and Health Programs and TrainingSafety & HealthConstruction SafetyU.S. House of RepresentativesGeneral Industry SafetyAgriculture SafetyMaritime SafetyGeneral Duty ClauseSafety and Health Programs and TrainingCompliance DocsStandard InterpretationEnglishGeneral Duty ClauseFocus AreaUSA
Defective doors on railroad boxcars hazard alert.
October 23, 1978
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND AREA DIRECTORS|
|THROUGH:|| DONALD E. MACKENZIE|
|FROM:|| BRUCE HILLENBRAND Acting Director|
[Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs]
|SUBJECT:||Defective Doors on Railroad Boxcars Hazard Alert|
The central purpose of this "Defective Doors on Railroad Boxcars Hazard Alert" is to provide for equitable nationwide inspection programming adjustments regarding disclosure of unusually grave violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It will also provide employers, employees, and public officials with available information concerning a recognized hazard that has caused and is likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees exposed to defective doors on railroad boxcars. The Act requires employers to furnish each employee a place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
It has been brought to OSHA's attention that a nationwide problem exists for employees working in and around railroad boxcars. In many instances boxcars delivered at loading and unloading docks contain defective doors which are not properly secured and can fall on or against employees while in the immediate area.
Employers engaged in businesses requiring the use of railroad boxcars for shipping or receiving materials, supplies, etc., are required by the Act to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Defective doors on railroad boxcars, that may fall on or against employees working in the immediate area, is a recognized hazard and shall be corrected immediately. Regardless of who or what caused the damage to the boxcar door, each employer is responsible for the safety and health of the employees.
READ MORESHOW LESS
['General Duty Clause', 'Safety and Health Programs and Training', 'Enforcement and Audits - OSHA']
['Safety and Health Programs and Training', 'General Duty Clause']
J. J. Keller is the trusted source for DOT / Transportation, OSHA / Workplace Safety, Human Resources, Construction Safety and Hazmat / Hazardous Materials regulation compliance products and services. J. J. Keller helps you increase safety awareness, reduce risk, follow best practices, improve safety training, and stay current with changing regulations.