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VRB1056 TR Burlington, LLC D/B/A Thorn and Roots Rescheduled Hearing

A rescheduled hearing will be held, pursuant to 21 V.S.A. § 230(b) and Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Review Board (VRB) Rules of Procedure Subpart E, and 3 V.SA. §809, in the above listed matter beginning at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, April 15, 2024. This hearing will be in person at 6 Baldwin Street, Room 315, Montpelier, VT 05633.  However, if unforeseeable circumstances arise preventing an in person hearing then the hearing will be held through Microsoft Teams conference bridge.  Anyone interested in attending the hearing remotely can contact the VRB Clerk at carolyn.desch@vermont.gov to obtain a link or by phone at (802) 828-2775.

The purpose of the hearing is to adjudicate the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) Citation and Notification of Penalty citing violations of the Code of Federal Regulations issued to and contested by the Respondent. The VOSHA Citation and Notification of Penalty issued to and contested by the Respondent involves the following:

29 CFR 1910.305(b)(2)(i): All pull boxes, junction boxes, and fittings shall be provided with covers identified for the purpose. If metal covers are used, they shall be grounded. In completed installations, each outlet box shall have a cover, faceplate, or fixture canopy. Covers of outlet boxes having holes through which flexible cord pendants pass shall be provided with bushings designed for the purpose or shall have smooth, well-rounded surfaces on which the cords may bear.

29 CFR 1910.1030(c)(1)(i): Each employer having an employee(s) with occupational exposure as defined by paragraph (b) of this section shall establish a written Exposure Control Plan designed to eliminate or minimize employee exposure. Each employer shall ensure that a copy of the Exposure Control Plan is accessible to employees in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.20(e).

The Respondent for this matter is hereby required to SERVE AND/OR POST the NOTICE OF HEARING as required under VRB Rules of Procedure §2200.7(i) and/or (j) to afford affected employees, or their representatives an opportunity to participate during this proceeding.  Affected employees are entitled to participate in this hearing under the terms and conditions established by the VRB Rules of Procedure.  Notice of intent to participate should be sent to: Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Review Board, 6 Baldwin Street- Rm 313, Montpelier, Vermont 05633-6701.