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Arm Laceration While Taking Measurements

The employee was in a lift trying to get a measurement for a piece of all thread.  As he raised his right arm up to take a measurement, his arm came in contact with a jagged piece of metal attached to the ductwork.  The piece of ductwork was installed as it was received from the manufacturer. 

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

  1. Inspect equipment while receiving them from the manufacturer.
  2. Evaluate the work area before performing tasks in tight spaces.
  3. The employee was wearing long sleeves while performing this task.

    Consider this example as you complete today’s work activities. 

    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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