Head, Eyes, Hands, Fingers, Arms…
Being caught in the line-of-fire is common to most of the body parts listed above. Our observation on “Line of Fire” is looking to identify hazards on the job which could result in someone being hit or struck by something which suddenly starts to move or releases unexpected energy.
When you’re in the line-of-fire …You are at risk of coming into direct contact with a force your body cannot endure.
Examples of Line-of-fire – 3 hazards to be aware of:
Striking hazards – hazards you strike against or that strike you.
Crushing hazards – hazards you are caught on, in or between.
Stored energy – hazards caused by contact with stored energy.
Electric hand tools which could kick back if they jam or catch. Torque wrenches or other levers used to apply force. Chains or slings under tension. Loads that could fall or tip as restraints are released. Fluids (hydraulic, air, water) when a tap is opened or a fitting loosened. Shards flying when hitting brittle materials with a hammer.
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