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PPE with Sharp Objects

When touching something potentially sharp, using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to prevent injury. Here is a safety procedure that can help employees safely use PPE when touching something that is potentially sharp:

  1. Identify the hazard: Before touching something potentially sharp, employees should identify the hazard and assess the risk of injury.
  2. Wear appropriate PPE: Based on the hazard assessment, employees should wear appropriate PPE, such as gloves, cut-resistant sleeves, or safety glasses, to protect themselves from injury.
  3. Inspect PPE: Employees should inspect their PPE before use to ensure it is in good condition, free of defects or tears.
  4. Use the correct technique: Employees should use the correct technique for handling the object, ensuring they keep their hands and fingers away from the sharp edges.
  5. Dispose of PPE: Once the task is complete, employees should dispose of their PPE in a designated disposal area, following the organization's safety procedures.
  6. Wash hands: Employees should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling a potentially sharp object.
  7. Report hazards: Employees should report any hazards or defective PPE to their supervisor immediately.

By following this safety procedure, employees can protect themselves from injuries when touching something potentially sharp. Wearing appropriate PPE, using the correct handling techniques, and reporting hazards or defective PPE can help ensure a safe workplace for all employees.


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