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Caught Between Hazards in Construction M276E (14 Min.)

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Caught-in between hazards are one of the top four causes of fatalities in construction work.
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Most "buried in or by" accidents happen in demolition work.
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Equipment or vehicles must be in motion for them to be involved in "pinned between" accidents.
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To prevent collapses, OSHA requires all scaffolding work to be supervised by a "competent person", who ensures that the work is done safely.
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There are currently no OSHA regulations that protect workers from being buried by walls that collapse unexpectedly during demolition work.
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Your employer's lock-out/tag-out procedures can help prevent you from being injured when you work on powered equipment.
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You should be especially careful of any vehicles or equipment on your job site that are operating in reverse.
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You should never place yourself between immovable objects and any materials or equipment that is being hoisted.
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You should never try to work with tools or machinery unless you have been trained on how to use them.
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It is okay for you to disable or remove the machine guards on a power tool if they are slowing you down and getting in your way.