An employee was cleaning a knife. The employee removed their glove and then noticed the knife was still dirty when they started to put it back in its holder. They cleaned the knife without replacing their gloves. The employee started to place the knife into the plastic sleeve when the sleeve slipped, resulting in a cut finger.
Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Always the proper "Personal Protective Equipment" for the task that is being performed.
- Take time to reassess the situation when tasks do not go as planned.