Life Saving Commitment #4 Safety

Life Saving Commitment #4

Protect yourself against crushing and caught-in-between injuries

Be aware of all swinging, caught-in-between situations where you could be blindsided, crushed, or pinned

You should:

  • Identify all potential swing radius and caught-in-between areas during task analysis process.
  • Barricade areas and prevent entry to potential crushing and pinning zones.
  • Make contact with operators before moving in/around equipment when it is absolutely necessary to be near equipment.

If you are the Supervisor or the person in charge of the work you should:

  • Ensure all employees are trained in preventing crushing-type injuries and where they could happen.
  • Properly protect and barricade all swing radius areas.
  • Confirm that all pieces of equipment have passed the daily inspection and are in safe operating condition.
  • Stay on the lookout for changing conditions and new situations that could cause injury.