:: Citations - San Antonio

March 2004 to March 2005 Top Ten Citations for the San Antonio, Texas Field Office

01)   56.14107A   Moving machine parts
Moving machine parts shall be guarded to protect persons from contacting gears, sprockets, chains, drive, head, tail, and takeup pulleys, flywheels, couplings, shafts, fan blades, and similar moving parts that can cause injury.
187 citations issued during reporting period.

02)   50.20000A   Preparation and submission of MSHA Report Form 7000-1—Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report-(a)
Each operator shall maintain at the mine office a supply of HSTC Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report Form 7000-1. These may be obtained from the MSHA District Office. Each operator shall report each accident, occupational injury, or occupational illness at the mine. The principal officer in charge of health and safety at the mine or the supervisor of the mine area in which an accident or occupational injury occurs, or an occupational illness may have originated, shall complete or review the form in accordance with the instructions and criteria in ßß50.20-1 through 50.20-7. If an occupational illness is diagnosed as being one of those listed in ß50.20-6(b)(7), the operator must report it under this part. The operator shall mail completed forms to MSHA within ten working days after an accident or occupational injury occurs or an occupational illness is diagnosed. When an accident specified in ß50.10 occurs, which does not involve an occupational injury, sections A, B, and items 5 through 12 of section C of Form 7000-1 shall be completed and mailed to MSHA in accordance with the instructions in ß50.20-1 and criteria contained in ßß50.20-4 through 50.20-6.
95 citations issued during reporting period.

03)   56.14132A   Horns and backup alarms-(a)
Manually-operated horns or other audible warning devices provided on self-propelled mobile equipment as a safety feature shall be maintained in functional condition.
91 citations issued during reporting period.

04)   56.14100B   Safety defects; examination, correction and records- (b)
Defects on any equipment, machinery, and tools that affect safety shall be corrected in a timely manner to prevent the creation of a hazard to persons.
57 citations issued during reporting period.