Prevent Being Struck by Equipment or Objects Loads should not be hoisted or allowed to pass over people. Loads need to be secured when lifted by forklifts, cranes, or any sort of material mover. Hard hats can help minimize injuries to the head and therefore also protect your spine Ensure workers are clear of equipment before operating. Acknowledge and allow safe passage to workers who alert you that they are approaching. Avoid operating equipment parallel to slopes or embankments. Turn off the engine and engage brakes before leaving equipment
You may be struck by moving materials. PPT-147-01. You may be at the greatest risk for a struck-by accident when working at ground level. At ground level, you may be exposed to struck-by hazards from materials, heavy equipment, vehicular traffic, or traffic in a work zone area. You may be struck-by materials as they are moved around the site Struck by injuries are caused by forcible impact or contact between a person and an object or piece of equipment. There are 8.4% deaths each year by these types of injuries. It is the third leading cause of death in construction. In construction, there must be a distinction between struck by injuries and caught between injuries The biggest thing you can do to help reduce struck-by incidents is finding ways to make sure that vehicles are never driving in areas where people may be walking. When it is not possible, limiting the locations where both people and vehicles are as much as possible can be helpful. Recognize hazard signs easily with this free OSHA color char
Here are some tips to keep safe and reduce your risk of being struck by lightning while indoors. Avoid water. Do NOT bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorm because lightning can travel through a building's plumbing. Avoid electronic equipment. Do NOT use your computers, laptops, game systems. To avoid struck-by hazards, use caution and keep your distance from vehicular traffic and heavy equipment. Never get behind a machine that is backing up. Stay out of the swing radius of heavy equipment. Always check hand and power tools for damage, and wear eye protection while using them How do we prevent these results? Operators must know the capacity of their equipment and work from a load chart. Workers on the ground should always keep an eye on nearby operations and never assume the operation is completely safe. Operators must be particularly careful where trees are being cleared and stay far enough away to avoid being struck
To better prevent struck-by incidents, employees should wear appropriate PPE, stay alert of heavy equipment, and stay clear of lifted or suspended loads. Workers should also: Check vehicles before each shift to ensure that all parts and accessories are in safe operating condition Certainly, you hear more stories on the news about boaters and golfers being struck by lightning than you do about heavy equipment operators. maybe that's just because operators are smarter about lightning than boaters and golfers (except for me of course). Do any of you know, authoritatively, what the real level of risk is When operating a chipper/shredder, you should wear: Close-fitting clothes and no jewelry. Loose shirt sleeves, pant legs or jewelry can catch in the equipment's moving parts, resulting in injury. Do not wear gloves with loose cuffs
Struck by Object. Whether workers drop materials, employers store tools and supplies improperly, or equipment accidents occur, being struck by an object is dangerous. You can prevent struck-by accidents by: Wearing high-visibility clothes near equipment and vehicles; Never positioning yourself between moving and fixed object . Loose shirt sleeves, pant legs or jewelry can catch in the equip-ment's moving parts, resulting in injury. Do not wear gloves with loose cuﬀs. Pull back long hair. Long pants and sturdy, non-slip boots
Here are tips to help you avoid being struck by/struck against: Before and during your task maintain awareness of your body parts in relation to the tools/equipment you are using and the surroundings. Wear prescribed Personal Protective Equipment and use applicable engineering controls Workers are very often struck by heavy equipment and vehicles like trucks and cranes. Employers owe a standard duty of care in the construction industry, which you should always remember. They must look out for employees by recognizing that a hazard exists and work to prevent or reduce injuries from these hazards
Use mechanical loading/unloading facilities when available, but be sure you're trained in and cautious of machinery hazards involved. Follow safe operating procedures for equipment being used. When transporting, maintain safe distance from all heavy equipment. Call or signal machine operators and wait for acknowledgement before approaching Struck-by object is one of OSHA's Construction Focus Four topics (along with falls, electrocution, and caught-in-between), collectively the four hazards that year-to-year result in more than half the fatalities in the construction industry. For 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that contact with objects or equipment caused 761 fatalities in the entire workforce. Among [ footing; keep a firm hold on the handle and walk; never run. • Watch for traffic whenever you are operating near, or when crossing roads. • If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor), disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug. Check immediately for cause Operating Equipment Struck-by 8. Operating Equipment Struck-by -Verify that the operator sees you -Never position oneself under a suspended load -Stay outside the swing radius -The material being hoisted must be rigged to prevent unintentional displacemen Even when operating machinery equipped with an enclosed cab, it is important to use seat belts to prevent the likelihood of being thrown out the door, through a window, or into the cab frame. Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS) should be installed on equipment where the user runs the risk of being struck by falling debris
To prevent being struck by falling objects, you should: • Stack materials carefully to prevent sliding, falling, or collapsing. • Secure tools and materials to prevent them from falling on people below. • Obey signs requiring hard hats even if you don't see signs of activity Preventing Struck-By and Caught-In Hazards in the Oil and Gas Industry. Struck-by and caught-in hazards cause 3 out of every 5 oil and gas industry fatalities. Most of these fatalities occur during site preparation, drilling, and the service stages of well operation. Are you doing everything you can to prevent these risks
. When it is not possible, limiting the locations where both people and vehicles are as much as possible can be helpful 1. Avoid Blind Spots. It is crucial that heavy equipment operators know for certain that there is no one and nothing behind them before they back up. To avoid blind spots, the operator must sometimes physically get out of his machine and go to the back to look. Mirrors do not always provide a 360-degree breadth of vision Of those deaths, more than half were the result of workers being struck by objects or equipment, and over 20 percent involved the crane operator. These statistics highlight the need for crane safety at all stages of operation, including travel, setup, rigging and lifting. Below, learn 11 crane safety tips, including information about A. Be placed on a firm foundation and be uniformly level within 1 percent of level grade. B. Move the personnel platform slowly and cautiously and have a rotation-resistant rope with a safety factor of 10. C. Have all brakes and locking devices set when the occupied personnel platform is in stationary position. D
Never allow the weight on the work platform to exceed the manufacturer's load rating. Never allow equipment other than the scissor mechanism to be used to raise the work platform (e.g., using a forklift to lift the work platform). Keep the lift from being struck by other moving equipment on the worksit Think about how you can make a machine safe. The measures you use to prevent access to dangerous parts should be in the following order. In some cases it may be necessary to use a combination of these measures: Use fixed guards (eg secured with screws or nuts and bolts) to enclose the dangerous parts, whenever practical When operating a piece of equipment that contacts a power line You should: If you are not in danger from fire or from being struck by a power line: Stay where you are. Move the equipment away from the power line, if possible. Warn others not to approach the equipment. Call FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or your local electric utility for.
Never position yourself underneath the load. While the risks seem obvious, it's still quite common for workers to position themselves underneath a load when operating lifting equipment. It's incredibly important that you don't do this as, if anything goes wrong, you'll be at serious risk of being struck by whatever you're lifting Struck-by specific tips: Working or walking below elevated work surfaces may expose you to falling objects. Materials being moved overhead expose you to falling objects. Never work or stand beneath suspended loads—always keep a safe distance. Secure all loads and lift them evenly to prevent slipping. Store materials at ground level
OSHA estimates that 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across the United States. Each year, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Deadly Danger # 1—Forklift Turnovers Close to one out of every four fatalities occurs when a forklift tips over. Forklifts can easily tip if they [ . You should advise workers to wear earmuffs or earplugs to protect them from high-decibel noise A shocking 20 percent of forklift incidents involve pedestrians being struck by a forklift. These accidents can be caused by any number of reasons. One of the most common causes is operators not following proper safety practices.While pedestrians must take responsibility for their own safety in the workplace, operators consistently hold their coworkers lives in their hands
Struck By. Struck by is the second category among OSHA's big four hazards. These hazards include being hit by vehicles, heavy equipment, flying objects, or falling materials. Heavy equipment. Operating the Feller Buncher Once the operator is ready to use the equipment, never operate the buncher/sawhead within 300 feet of other equipment or personnel to prevent being struck by equipment. The operator should always stump sawheads to stop before returning to the deck or servicing equipment and only operate the unit within rated.
These include amputations, crushing and bruises from being struck by powered equipment, burns, cuts and other types of injuries. The purpose of this section is to provide basic guidelines to help you avoid these injuries. Since there are a wide variety of equipment types, one standard cannot provide guidelines for every separate type Electrical equipment should never be operated in wet conditions. A qualified electrician should be consulted to inspect electrical equipment that has been exposed to moisture before you energize the equipment. you can take some simple measures such as barricading work zones to prevent entry where equipment is operating or the work is being. 1. Struck-by incidents-One of the biggest exposures for incident on a construction site is ground personnel being struck by moving equipment. It is everyone's responsibility to look out for one another while working around this equipment. Work areas where heavy equipment is located, should be clearly marked and barricaded Operating crazy heavy equipment is a demanding job, even for seasoned workers. Regardless of the instructions, workers must never put themselves in an unsafe situation. Instead, they should get out and look for help if they are unsure about working around specific equipment. Workers should also only operate equipment that they are trained to.
BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT: Please read this section carefully. • It is advisable to wear protective headgear to prevent the possibility of being struck by small flying particles, or being struck by low hanging branches, twigs, or other • Never leave the mower unattended when the engine is running. Remove the wire from the spark plug Howw to avoid being stuck by lightning: This article cites opinions from experts on what to do to reduce the chances of personal injury by lightning during a storm - how to avoid being struck by lightning while outdoors during a storm or if you are indoors in a building lacking lightning protection . The handling and storing of materials inside a facility includes activities like: Lifting boxes from a shelf and placing them on a cart or pallet; Using forklifts to move pallets of finished product from the.
Before Operating Equipment: Please read this section carefully. Never wear sandals, sneakers or open shoes, and never operate the machine with bare • It is advisable to wear protective headgear to prevent the possibility of being struck by small flying particles, or being struck by low hanging branches, twigs,. The hazard you never saw coming. A backover incident happens when a worker is struck by a backing vehicle. Backovers can be caused by a variety of factors, including employees who are distracted or working in the vehicle's blind spot, drivers who assume the path is clear, and faulty or inaudible backup alarms Construction crew members operating on busy roadways are at higher risk of being struck by moving vehicles or equipment than other job sites, which is why it's crucial to have a road construction safety plan. We live in a busy world - one where more drivers are using our nation's roads than ever before Lightning Safety Guide In the United States, there is a roughly 1 in 3,000 chance of being struck by lightning within your lifetime, with around 10% of lightning strike victims dying as a result of their injuries. 400 Americans survive lightning strikes in the U.S. each year Lightning is the second leading cause of death [
† Stop the engine, lower all equipment, lock the brakes, and remove the ignition key before dismounting from the tractor. † Never stand between tractor and implement while tractor is being backed to hitch. † Loose fitting clothing should not be worn, to avoid catch-ing on various parts. † Detach implement in area where children normally. Workers should also ensure that the heavy equipment operator can always see them. Rolling objects: Vehicles are the most common cause of this type of struck-by incident, although anything that rolls is a hazard. Workers should avoid areas where heavy equipment is operating and always make sure the operator can see them if they need to be in the. Stay out of the blind spots of heavy equipment. Struck-by incidents, caught-in between incidents, and run over incidents occur too often when heavy equipment is operating near ground personnel. Always keep your distance, communicate, and use eye contact to ensure an operator sees you when around their equipment. Never put yourself in the line. • Watch for traffic whenever you are operating near, or when crossing roads. • If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor), disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug. Check immediately for cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. If the noise o Failed to carry insurance on a vehicle (s. 324.201, F.S.) Sold, gave, or served alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age (s. 562.11 (1) (a)2, F.S.) Earned a certain number of points for traffic offenses on the point system (s. 322.27, F.S.) If you violate traffic laws, points will be assessed to your driving record
In fact, every year operators are injured or even killed on site due to electrical hazards or from being struck by heavy mobile equipment - according to OSHA, approximately 75 percent of struck-by. Watch for darkening clouds and increased wind speeds, which can indicate developing thunderstorms, and take action after hearing thunder/seeing lightning. Shut the Crane Down - land the load, lower the boom, shut off all electrical power, secure and leave the crane. Seek Shelter - go to a safe structure and remain in the shelter for at. Struck By or Against. Being struck by an object is one of the leading caus-es of injuries. Struck by hazards are categorized by: flying objects, swinging objects, or rolling objects. Workers are most often struck by: Heavy equipment and vehicles, like trucks and cranes. Falling or flying objects, like tools and flying particles
• It is advisable to wear protective headgear to prevent the possibility of being struck by small flying particles, or being struck by low hanging branches, twigs, or other objects which may be unnoticed by the operator. • Do not operate the machine without proper guards or other safety protective devices in place • If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor), disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug. Check immediately for cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. If the noise or vibrations of the machine increase, stop immediately and perform an inspection. • Never leave. Before operating equipment - If you have any Do not allow children or others to ride on the tractor with an operator.Riders are subject to injury such as being struck by foreign objects or being thrown off. Riders obstruct the operator's view resulting in unsafe operation. Never use the tractor/loader to stop a rolling bale
To point you in the right direction, here are five facts every construction worker should know about the risks of this industry and your rights as a worker. 1. CONSTRUCTION IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS INDUSTRIES IN THE UNITED STATES. Throughout the nation, approximately one in five worker deaths occur in the construction industry Tragically, pedestrians being struck by mobile equipment is the prominent cause of fatalities in our industry, and you can see the potential by just observing activity in a recycling facility, Terry McWhorter, director of corporate safety for David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), Cincinnati, says BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT: Please read this section carefully. • It is advisable to wear protective headgear to prevent the possibility of being struck by small flying particles, or being struck by low hanging branches, twigs, or other • Never attempt to make any adjustment while the engin Massachusetts Case Report: 04-MA-043. Release Date: January 17, 2007. Summary. On December 7, 2004, a 43-year-old male airport ramp worker (the victim) was fatally injured after being struck by a deicing truck while walking across the area around an airport terminal where aircraft are loaded and unloaded (apron) Stop the engine and make sure all moving parts have stopped . Remove the wire from the spark plug . • Do not overload the edger capacity by attempting to till too deep at too fast a rate . • If the edger should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug
Construction workers are most often struck by heavy equipment and vehicles, falling or flying objects, and masonry or concrete walls under construction, OSHA states. To prevent these injuries, OSHA offers a number of tips, including: Always wear a seat belt when operating equipment. Drive slowly and follow all safe operating procedures . Safe lifting needs to be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out safely. Any equipment you use must have been properly designed, manufactured and tested. Don't forget maintenance. Factors you should conside
Avoid excessive force to make cutting tools cut faster. Feed material only as fast as the tool is designed to accept to prevent excessive wear and decreased control. User shall not wear loose; The tools should be suspended to avoid falling on the tool operator, when working overhead position with heav Equipment operators generally have limited or no visibility when operating in reverse. Workers need to be made aware of areas where heavy equipment is being operated so they can avoid them. Struck by accidents involving heavy equipment often occur when operators have not received proper training on how to safely operate the machinery Never allow equipment other than the scissor mechanism to be used to raise the work platform (e.g., using a forklift to lift the work platform). Keep the lift from being struck by other moving equipment on the worksite. Use ground guides when operating or moving the scissor lift around the workplace
Never use alcoholic beverages or drugs which can hinder alertness or coordination while operating equipment. Consult your doctor about operating tractor and implement while taking prescription medications. Do not allow others to ride on the tractor with an operator. Riders are subject to injury such as being struck by Caught-In and Caught-Between Hazards at Construction Sites. Caught-in and caught-between dangers are one of the four classes of major construction site hazards (along with fall, electrical, and struck-by hazards). On average, caught-in and -between accidents account for approximately 10 percent of construction worker fatalities This type of equipment should never be used near power lines. A non-conductive, pneumatic or radio remote control system is a much safer choice when working near power lines. Overall, it's important for operators and workers to receive the appropriate training to avoid danger zones where electrocution can occur Is the Army regulation that provides safety policy standards? The ASA(I&E) is the Army's designated safety and occupational health official and will— (1) Approve policies, issue directives, make recommendations, and issue guidance on Army safety and OH plans, programs, and risk management integration within Army Safety and Occupational Health Program areas When workers understand how to maneuver the forklift properly, as well as the correct traveling distance between forklifts, they can help prevent the most common and deadly accidents associated with forklifts: tip overs, being struck by a falling load, being struck or crushed by a forklift, and collisions with objects or other forklifts
He was standing in the snap-back zone and was struck by the oscillating rope, which hurled him into the foremast causing head injuries. The detached fairlead roller was projected six metres from the ship on to the quayside. The angle or directional lead of a rope should be considered when using leads in order to prevent incidents like this Equipment Inspections are a Standard Part of EM Services Level 2. With regular inspection, you make sure your equipment is in top shape and can handle the toughest jobs. A trained technician can determine if small repairs will make a big difference and can suggest repairs to help your equipment run more efficiently Screens should be set up to protect nearby workers from being struck by flying fragments around chippers, riveting guns, air hammers, staplers or air drills. Airless spray guns that atomize paints and fluids at high pressures (1,000 pounds or more per square inch) must be equipped with automatic or manual visual safety devices that will prevent.
Before Operating Equipment: Please read this section carefully. Never wear sandals, sneakers or open shoes, and • It is advisable to wear protective headgear to prevent the possibility of being struck by small flying particles, or being struck by low hanging branches, twigs, or other objects. • Watch for traffic when operating near, or when crossing roads. • If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor), disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug. Check immediately for cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. If the noise or vibrations of th
complete stop before removing debris or making any adjustments to the tiller . CAUTION • Do not attempt to till hard soil, till too deep or till at too fast a rate that can overload the tiller . • If the tiller should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from touching the spark plug Struck-By Hazards What is a struck-by hazard? Struck-by injuries are produced by forcible contact or impact between the injured person and an object or piece of equipment. Having said that, it is important to point out that in construction, struck-by hazards can resemble caught-in or -between hazards • Stop the rotating mower head when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Wait for the cutting lines to stop rotating. • Watch for traffic when operating near, or when crossing roads. • Stop the engine whenever you leave the equipment, before cleaning, repairing or inspecting the unit, be sure the mowe - Being struck by falling, flying, abrasive and/or splashing objects. Jacks should have a stop indicator that stops it from jacking up too high. c. Jacks should never be used to support a lifted load. Once the load has been lifted, it should immediately be blocked up. d. To set up a jack, make sure: -The base is on firm, leve If the conveyor runs overhead, precautions must be taken to prevent injuries from materials that may fall from above. If the conveyor runs at head height or carries material hung from hooks, workers in the area should remain alert to possible danger and measures should be taken to prevent workers from being accidentally struck by moving material