Staying Safe While Navigating the Crushing Job Site

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From constantly moving heavy machinery to the risk of falling debris and projectiles, safety risks can be ever-present on the crushing job site, exposing your team to risks that have the potential to be an interruption of operations with severe consequences.

However, by donning the proper protection and following safety protocol, your team can safeguard themselves from these risks and navigate the job safely to avoid injury and unnecessary downtime.

Staying Safe While Navigating the Crushing Job Site

Foremost, it is critical to always be wearing the necessary PPE, or personal protective equipment, for the job. While crushing, this usually entails wearing a hard hat, safety vest or other high-visibility clothing, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots; although, PPE can vary from job to job.

Next, it is important to be mindful of moving machinery as you navigate around the job. Heavy machines like loaders and trucks are common equipment at a crushing site and should be given the wide berth they need.

As the crusher is operating, often there are loaders feeding abrasive material like aggregate or conveyors moving that same material back and forth. Even while wearing your hard hat, team members should be careful to avoid areas where there is potential for falling debris.

Likewise, an impactor can sometimes eject materials being processed. With proper safety curtains equipped to the transition hood, these projectiles are normally prevented from escaping; although, it is recommended to keep a safe distance between you and the impactor.

Furthermore, a crushing team should know where the hazardous zones exist on their equipment, like pinch points on a conveyor for example. By avoiding these areas while working on the machinery, team members can avoid serious injury.

If your team has any questions regarding the safety measures to take while navigating a crushing job site, we invite you to contact our team at Eagle Crusher to speak with a representative so that your business can stay up and crushing safely.

This article does not serve as an official safety recommendation by Eagle Crusher and should not be viewed as such. All relevant staff should consult their owner’s manual before operating Eagle Crusher equipment, or any other manufacturer’s equipment, and comply with the safety guidelines therein.

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