1. Employees need to recognize the hazards associated with their tasks when working around sharp objects or edges.
2. Specific gloves should be worn when working around these sharp objects and the employee and his/her supervision should determine if additonal personal protective equipment is needed to protect the arms such as a cut resistant sleeve.
3. Personal protective equipment should be the last line of defense when mitigating a hazard. Contractor supervision needs to evaluate the method of installation and determine if the hazard can be engineered out. For example, contacting the manufacturer to see if the mounting brackets corners can be rounded to prevent another puncture or laceration from occurring.