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Caught in- Crushed Incidents

Caught-in and crushed incidents are some of the most common and deadly hazards in the workplace. These incidents occur when a worker is caught between or crushed by objects or equipment, such as machinery, vehicles, or falling materials. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind to prevent caught-in and crushed incidents:

  1. Identify Hazards: Identify potential caught-in and crushed hazards in the workplace, such as machinery, equipment, and storage areas. Conduct regular workplace hazard assessments to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  2. Use Guards and Barriers: Use guards and barriers on machinery and equipment to prevent workers from coming into contact with moving parts. Barricade areas around heavy equipment and storage areas to prevent workers from entering hazardous areas.
  3. Follow Safe Operating Procedures: Follow safe operating procedures when using machinery and equipment. Never override or bypass safety features, such as interlocks, guards, or emergency stops.
  4. Use PPE: Use personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, safety shoes, and high-visibility clothing, to reduce the risk of caught-in and crushed incidents.
  5. Train Workers: Workers should receive proper training on the hazards associated with caught-in and crushed incidents, as well as safe operating procedures for machinery and equipment.
  6. Follow Material Handling Best Practices: Follow safe material handling practices, such as proper lifting techniques and using mechanical aids, to prevent workers from being crushed by heavy loads.

By following these safety tips, workers can reduce the risks associated with caught-in and crushed incidents and ensure a safe work environment. Remember, prevention is key to avoiding these hazards, so always take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others.


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