What is a burn-point hazard?

Ag Safety and Health December 19, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

A burn-point hazard exists where human skin can contact a machine component that causes burns. Burn-point incidents typically occur when a person is completing a task such as maintenance, inspection, fueling, or servicing of a machine. Some examples of burn points on a machine include the muffler, manifold, engine block, and pipes, as well as gear gases and hot fluids. The best way to prevent a burn incident is to shut down a machine's engine and allow time for fluids and parts to cool before completing any maintenance or repairs.

Click here to view the article "Mechanical Hazards: Burn Points" for detailed information about burn-point hazards.

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