$142,100 Enforcement Case Involves Confined Space Violations

OSHA has filed 11 safety and health violations, including two classified as willful, against Dedicated TCS LLC.

An OSHA enforcement case against Dedicated TCS LLC includes $142,100 in proposed penalties and 11 alleged safety and health violations, including two classified as willful, mainly involving confined spaces. OSHA opened an inspection of the company's Lansing, Ill., facility, which cleans tank trailers, following a complaint.

OSHA's news release said Dedicated TCS is based in Lansing and has facilities in Channahon and New Orleans, La. The Channahon facility was cited in September for eight serious violations primarily related to permit-required confined space hazards, according to the release.

"A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy, which makes monitoring workers' activities in these spaces vital to their safety and health," said Gary Anderson, OSHA's area director in Calumet City. "OSHA is committed to protecting workers on the job, especially when employers fail to do so."

The alleged willful violations involve failing to provide a mechanical lifting device that could help rescue workers from confined spaces or having an attendant monitor the safety of workers operating within permit-required spaces.

The other nine violations, all classified as serious, include failing to test conditions in confined spaces; provide appropriate explosion-proof lighting; review entry operations; verify permit entries; sign permits to authorize entry; provide training for safe work in confined spaces; certify that training has been accomplished; and provide hazard communication and PPE training for workers exposed to contact with corrosive chemicals.

The citations can be viewed here.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue