A pinch point is defined as any point where it’s possible for a body part to be caught between moving and stationary portions of machinery or equipment. Today’s Safety Saturday moment discusses working safely around pinch points.
Paying attention to where your hands and other parts of your body are, as well as other hazards to look for, can help eliminate pinch-point injuries. A few common reasons pinch point injuries happen are due to not paying attention to the task at hand, using tools for purposes other than their intended use, placing body parts into moving equipment or machinery, defective equipment, and more. Always pay attention while working, avoid wearing anything loose fitting, keep your hair out of the way, and follow other safety precautions in order to avoid a pinch point injury.
Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.