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  • MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

    Machinery and equipment have moving parts, these are items such as plant, machinery and hand-held power tools. The action of moving parts may have sufficient force in motion to cause injury to people.

    Common mechanical hazards and associated risks for machinery and equipment are show below – as an activity, link the hazard with the risk:

    TYPES OF HAZARDS RISK
    Rotating shafts, pullies, sprockets & gears
    Hard surfaces moving together
    Scissor or shear action
    Sharp edge – moving or stationary
    Cable or hose connections
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    Locking out is a way of stopping electrically powered machinery from starting during maintenance – to effective lock out equipment or a machine – you should:

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    If a guard gets in the way while you are working, you can remove it and continue to work

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    When talking about dangerous chemicals, this could include:

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    When talking about dangerous chemicals, this could include:

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    Manual handling is just about lifting heavy objects:

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    Manual tasks injuries can include:

    (select all that apply)

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    A fall in the workplace causing neck or head injuries may result in damage to the spinal cord. This can lead to permanent disability.

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    A host employer can insist that you wear rubber-soled shoes if you are working on a concrete, tiled or wooden floor.

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    You can pull out the appliance plug, anytime.

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    Earpieces for portable radios and music devices provide protection from loud noise.

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    Some people can get “used” to noise?

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