Support Task: Ice Attendant
ice attendant manually brings ice from the ice house to the packing
paw room, and other areas as needed. Usually, the ice is transported in
Hazards of this
task may include:
trips, and falls
are standing on wet floors that may have bird skin, bird parts, and
ice on them, creating a slipping hazard. Metal
drain covers on the floor are also very slippery and pose a hazard. A
falling worker may contact dangerous equipment.
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- Cover drains with non-slip grating.
workers with non-slip footwear and require its use.
floors with slip-resistant paint or install non-slip floor tile.
guardrails at workstations adjacent to dangerous equipment to prevent
heavy tubs of ice
Employees manually push tubs of ice. Pushing tubs, especially
when on slick or icy floors, stresses the back, shoulder, ankle, and knee.
Provide tugs or
mechanical assists where heavy loads must be moved using tubs.
tubs in proper working condition to minimize the amount of pushing force
that must be
conveyors or augers to mechanically move ice.
floors clean and free of obstructions.
loads of ice
Employees support a load that
can easily weigh 15 pounds from the end of a shovel handle. In a manner similar to that
encountered on a child's teeter totter, leverage can increase the effect of this load by 2 to
4 times depending on the length of the shovel handle. Additionally employees may need to
repeatedly bend at the waist to scoop from the bottom of the tubs and may need to lift ice
above head height. The back and shoulders can be negatively affected by these motions.
- Develop a mechanical means, such as conveyors or augers, to move ice around
- Provide tub
dumpers to mechanically unload tubs of ice.