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March 2018 Archives

Mitigating pinch points at work

Pinch points are any point at which a Pennsylvania worker could be caught between two machines whether one or both are moving. It is also a point at which a worker can be caught between a machine and material. Examples of machines that can have pinch points include powered doors, powered rollers and plastic molding machinery. To keep workers safe, employers should inspect a machine to see if there any pinch points to be aware of.

OSHA alliance aims to reduce entertainment workplace injuries

Many consider the entertainment industry to be exciting and full of glamour. However, the complex set constructions, stunts and other arts projects can also be a source of workplace accidents and injuries. For example, Pennsylvania workers in the entertainment industry could be injured by electrical issues, falls or problems with ergonomics. Because of the concern for workplace safety in entertainment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is renewing an existing alliance with industry associations and unions to help cut down risks for workers.

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