• Hazard Points



    Working with machinery can pose many hazards due to the numerous constantly moving parts. Two of the hazards faced when working with machinery are pinch point injuries and crush point injuries.

    Pinch points are where two or more parts move together and one of them is moving in a circle, such as a pulley and belt system.  Conveyors are one of the most common type of machinery that would pose this type of hazard.

    Some simple rules to follow to avoid pinch point injuries are:


    Crush points
    are where two components move toward each other, like on a three-point hitch or hydraulic cylinder.

    Some simple rules to follow to avoid crush point injuries are:

    General safeguards that can prevent you from being a victim of a pinch or crush point accident include:

    You CAN avoid pinch point and crush point injuries by continually asking yourself;  “Am I being ‘Safe in the Moment’ right now?”

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