Type: Lessons Learned
Publisher: Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, Paducah, KY (FRNP)
Published As: Public
On February, 20, 2020, employees at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant were removing sheet metal covers over asbestos containing material (ACM) insulation on a steam line. This work was being performed in a glove bag without cut-resistant gloves. The employee was wearing two pair of nitrile gloves, plus the gloves integral to the bag itself. While removing a section of metal cover, a sharp edge cut through the three pairs of gloves and cut the employee's finger resulting in a recordable injury. A deliberate review of the work to provide feedback as part of the ISMS cycle could have identified the opportunity to improve the work method to remove the metal covers before glove bagging the pipe for ACM removal.
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