What can I do?

In most situations, good museum object handling skills will significantly reduce risks from work with kinetic hazards:

  • Place large exposed cathode ray tubes on tissue paper puffs inside rigid plastic boxes.
  • Use a trolley to move cumbersome objects.
  • Do not activate a clockwork or spring mechanism.
  • Store heavy objects on racking with an adequate weight loading capacity.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be worn when handling objects that are considered particularly susceptible to damage during handling, e.g. gripper gloves instead of nitrile gloves, eye protection (goggles or face shield) for objects with a high potential for flying glass.