The plastic shovel is a common hand tool for material handling
operations. It is designed with a broad blade for scooping the materials you are moving. Then, it also features a shank to make it comfortable to use. Another crucial part is a holding socket at the end of the shank. To use the plastic shovel, you grab the socket with one hand and use the other to hold the shank around the middle to guide motion. The plastic shovel is designed with hardened plastic such as polypropylene. The hardened plastic is preferred because it is tough and lightweight. Besides, it is easy to clean, maintain and store. This is why plastic shovels are recommended for most chemical and food handling operations such as seafood, meat, animal feed, and daily processing.When using a plastic shovel, it is important to also use protective gear, especially gloves
. Note that plastic shovels are not recommended for handling materials at high temperatures.