7 BEST Ways to Prevent Pinch Point Injuries at Workplace
Are you taking the necessary steps to prevent pinch-point injuries in the workplace? Pinch-point injuries occur when a part of the body gets caught between two surfaces moving in opposite directions or between a moving surface and a stationary object.
As a leading janitorial and maintenance service company, BEST understands that workplace safety should always be a top priority. Pinch points are a common hazard in many workplace tasks, including equipment maintenance, lifting materials, and operating machinery.
Common causes of pinch point injuries include distractions, not paying attention to the location of hands and feet, and loose clothing or jewelry caught in rotating parts or equipment. But there are steps you can take to prevent these types of injuries.
Follow these seven tips to avoid pinch-point injuries in the workplace:
1. Identify potential pinch points before starting a task or using a tool.
2. Pay attention to where you place your hands, fingers, toes, and feet while working.
3. Wear proper PPE, such as gloves, for the task at hand.
4. Only operate equipment or machinery with the required machine guards.
5. Do not place your hands where you cannot see them.
6. Pay attention when opening drawers, doors, filing cabinets, dispensers, etc.
7. Always follow the company's lockout/tag-out procedures.
At BEST, we prioritize safety to provide high-quality services and protect our team members' well-being. Don't overlook the importance of a safe workplace – take steps to prevent pinch-point injuries and ensure a productive work environment.