Incorrect Installation of Shims Leads to Thumb Injury
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Bechtel - DOE Contracts, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - WTP/WTCC (Various Locations)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, Work Management/Planning

A worker who was repositioning shims under a pipe support base was injured while using a hammer to tap a shim into the correct position.
Lesson Learned: Installing the shims correctly, the first time, would have eliminated rework and the potential for someone to get hurt.

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