Caught-in-Between and Struck-by Hazards

What Are the Risk Factors?

  • Working in close proximity to moving equipment.
  • Placing body parts in pinch points associated with tools, materials, equipment or vehicles.
  • Improper storage of materials which can fall or collapse if not well secured.

Injury Prevention Strategies for Caught-in-Between or Struck-by Hazards

  1. Be aware of mobile equipment and make eye contact with the operator before you approach.
  2. Advise employees to wear high visibility clothing so equipment operators are alert to pedestrians.
  3. Identify pinch points and potential energy sources associated with equipment.
  4. Ensure stored materials are properly secured to prevent fall hazards.
  5. Determine safe height limits to prevent excessive stacking heights.

Resources and Training Guides

Work Zone Hazards Training

Basics of Machine Guarding: Hazards and Solutions

Guide to Stacking Bulk Materials