Injury Prevention - Common Tools, Uncommon Injuries
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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (Richland, WA - Hanford Site), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (CHPRC)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Office/Home Safety, Occupational Safety and Health

On two separate occasions, while employees were using a broom and a snow shovel for snow/ice removal, the handles broke and lacerated the employees' hands. These two events warrant a closer evaluation. Each organization has been asked to inspect shovels, brooms and other similar tools and replace those in bad condition. Inspections conducted thus far have resulted in the identification and replacement of multiple tools.

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