EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

APPEALS BOARD

Summary of NASSCO, National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. - DAR

One of a few 20 foot long, 480 pound T-beams fell off of a forklift. The Division cited Employer under section 3650(m), which requires “loads of excessive …length” to be “balanced, braced and secured to prevent tipping and falling.” The ALJ’s dismissal of the citation was affirmed. The Division failed to produce evidence of “some standard or norm” against which alleged excessiveness can be measured and failed to demonstrate why the T-beam load was excessively long when measured against such a standard.

NASSCO, National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. 00-2743
October 17, 2002