An employee was in the beverage
storage room gathering beverages on a cart to fill up the coolers in the
café. The cooler door was restricted
from opening all the way preventing clear access to remove the beverages from
the cooler. The beverages were also
located on the top shelf of the cooler and the employee had to reach above her head to
grab the individual teas for adding them to the cart. The employee alleges that she grabbed a tea and the
entire shelf fell. While it was falling
she states that she tried to catch it using her left arm. Due to the weight
of the shelf it pulled her arm in a direction that was uncomfortable.
Factors to consider
at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:
Don’t try to catch falling objects
from an awkward angle.
try to catch objects that are an undetermined weight or heavier than you can
equipment/shelving components for damage.
If damage is discovered, report it so it can be fixed as soon as
4. Remove any items stored on damaged
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.