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Splinter through a Glove

Employee was moving plywood on a drywall cart through a doorway.  The employee was propping the door open with their body while pulling on the plywood to get the cart through the doorway.  When they pulled the plywood through the doorway, a splinter went through their glove and their right hand.


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

  1. Inspect material before handling.
  2. Don’t use your body to prop open a door while material handling.
  3. While pushing a material cart, push on the cart if possible to avoid the material shifting.

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