Crush Injury Risk Awareness, Prevention and Minimisation in Load Shifting Operations

Skiba, R. (2020). Crush Injury Risk Awareness, Prevention and Minimisation in Load Shifting Operations. Social Science, Humanities and Sustainability Research, 1(2), 79 – 90. https://doi.org/10.22158/sshsr.v1n2p79

12 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2021

Date Written: November 18, 2020

Abstract

This article considers injuries related to crushing and methods of prevention and minimization of such injuries, particularly from the perspective of plant operations, where a crush injury occurs when the body or a body part is trapped, pinched or jammed under or between objects (Victoria State Government., 2020). A safe system of work, underpinned by worker awareness, should be implemented and maintained in all load shifting operations in order to minimize or prevent crush injury risks. Employers and workers should participate in inductions, safety meetings and consultation activities to ensure that they are aware of best practices to control crush hazards.

Keywords: health and safety, crushing hazards, crushing injuries, compartment syndrome, crush injury syndrome, workplace safety

JEL Classification: I00, I1, I12, L00, L50,L6, L69, L74, L90

Suggested Citation

Skiba, Richard, Crush Injury Risk Awareness, Prevention and Minimisation in Load Shifting Operations (November 18, 2020). Skiba, R. (2020). Crush Injury Risk Awareness, Prevention and Minimisation in Load Shifting Operations. Social Science, Humanities and Sustainability Research, 1(2), 79 – 90. https://doi.org/10.22158/sshsr.v1n2p79, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3732611

Richard Skiba (Contact Author)

LRES Training Management ( email )

Australia

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