The employee was attempting to move multiple portable room partitions which were not functioning correctly. While attempting to align the partitions, the employee’s finger was pinched in the partition joints.
Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
Keep your hands/fingers out of pinch points to avoid injury.
If leverage needs to be gained from an area where a pinch may occur, consider using a tool to gain the leverage required.
If the item is heavy or difficult to move, use more than one person to complete the 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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