Straight knives must be Kept in Sheaths
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions - SRNS, Savannah River Site (SRNS)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health

An SRNS employee injured their hand when pushing a plastic bag in the back of a work truck, unaware that an unsheathed straight knife was included in the bag's contents. The employee removed their gloves at the end of the planned work, but before all tasks were completed. Their right hand was cut at the webbing between the ring and little finger, requiring two sutures. A coworker had placed the knife in the bag apparently without regard for the risk of injury to others or themselves.

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