EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

APPEALS BOARD

Summary of Mobil Oil Corporation - DAR

A union petitioned for reconsideration of an ALJ's decision granting Employer's appeal from a citation alleging a failure to train chemical employees newly assigned to the task of inserting blinds (flow blocks) in pipes concerning specific hazards. Section 5189(g)(1) training doesn't have to be in one course, but can't be scattered and confusing. Training doesn't have to cover the issue of handling blinding and another essential duty (tending the overheating boiler) at the same time when the problem is speculative. The burden was not met by the Division. The decision granting the appeal was affirmed.

MOBIL OIL CORPORATION 00-222 DAR 4/29/02