Pinch points are a danger that many workers in Georgia, especially those in the agricultural, construction and maritime industries, are no doubt familiar with. These refer to the area between two moving parts of machinery, between a moving part and a stationary part and between a material and a part of the machine. If workers come into contact with pinch points, they risk an injury to one of their extremities.
In fact, one Ohio tool manufacturer faced a penalty of more than $213,000 back in 2018 when OSHA discovered that it had inadequate protection against pinch points. One of the manufacturer's employees lost part of a finger in a conveyor belt because of this failure.