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Soft Tissue Injuries Can Hurt

Soft Tissue Injuries Can Hurt

A contractor was unloading his supplies of a cart.  During the unloading of his cart, he felt and heard a pop in his forearm.  The box that he was retrieving was under 10lbs and not awkward in handling.

The result in this activity was a torn Distal end of his Bicep muscle.  The individual
was seen by the site nurse.  Further examination/MRI provided final prognosis. 

Factors to consider at your site and/or project include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Educate employees on the hazards of repetitive stresses on the body that could result in soft tissue injuries.
  2. Educate employees on the ergonomics of safe lifting to prevent future injuries.
Consider this example as you complete today’s work activities.

Safety Flash Action Items:
  • Date Contractor Safety Flash posted for all employees to review: _______________
  • Safety Talk meeting date: _______________
  • Full employee attendance and participation at safety meeting to review this incident (documentation required).
  • Employees understand urgency in protecting themselves and others.
  • Supervisors and Employees are clear which items shared in this Safety Flash are mandatory.
  • Employees/Supervisors will focus on recommended actions during future work activities of a similar nature.
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THINK about the hazards associated with your particular work, and the steps that can be taken to increase safety on your job.


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(This Safety Flash has been previously issued and is to be used for reference purposes only)

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