[Hallb-engineering] Fwd: Lesson Learned "PHY-16-0208 Lower Lumbar Strain While Moving a Rigging Attachment "
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Subject: Lesson Learned "PHY-16-0208 Lower Lumbar Strain While Moving a Rigging Attachment "
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PHY-16-0208 Lower Lumbar Strain While Moving a Rigging Attachment
Statement of Lessons Learned
Never assume the weight of infrequently used items, when in doubt have the items weighted and labeled so that you are aware and can be "prepared" for the lift.
Discussion of Activities
On 02/08/2016 a technician was lifting a rigging �attachment� out of storage box (jobox) when the attachment got hung on the lip of the storage box and the technician experienced sudden lower back pain. He reported immediately to his supervisor and his supervisor advised him to go to Occupational Medicine.
He was diagnosed with lumbar muscle strain and placed on work restrictions that affect his ability to perform all his routine work assignments (no climbing of ladders and no lifting more than 20 pounds).
Selection of storage equipment for the attachment was LTA- The storage box had an internal lip on it and therefore lifting the attachment from storage equipment potentially put the technician at a higher risk while performing the lift.
Employee underestimated the weight of the attachment and lifted the attachment by himself.
Extent of Condition:
Identify equipment/tools that should be weighed and labeled during the quarterly Safety Warden /ESH&Q inspections.
1. Add a strap to this attachment to make it easier for two people to lift the device
2. Remove the attachment from the storage box and store in another location to avoid hitting the lip while removing the attachment.
3.Label the attachment with its weight.
4. All-Staff email to the lab raising awareness about the potential for injury while lifting a piece of equipment and reiterating the safe lifting weight of 40 pounds
5.Create an ISM Poster that highlights safe lifting techniques and the limit in accordance to our ES&H manual
JLab Preventive Measures
See Corrective Actions above
3/18/2016 9:08:01 AM by Johnson, Tina
SME reviewed and approved. Please share this valuable lesson learned within your work group. Thank you!
Summary Lesson ID: 936
Doc ID: 2016-JLAB-936
Safety Related: NO
Originator: Johnson, Tina
Issued: 3/18/2016 9:05:56 AM
Approved By: Johnson, Tina
Approved On: 3/18/2016 9:08:01 AM
Source: TJNAF NE
Contact: Tina Johnson
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* Ergonomics - Lifting, Carrying, Repetitive Motion
* MED05: SAFE LIFTING (ERGONOMICS)
* *Division Safety Officers (DSOs)
* *Safety Wardens
* *DOE Notification
* *ESH&Q Liaisons
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