Machinery and equipment have moving parts. The action of moving parts may have sufficient force in motion to cause injury to people.When assessing machinery and equipment for possible mechanical hazards, consider:
• machinery and equipment with moving parts that can be reached by people
• machinery and equipment that can eject objects (parts, components, products or waste items) that may strike a person with sufficient force to cause harm
• machinery and equipment with moving parts that can reach people, such as booms or mechanical appendages (arms)
• mobile machinery and equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, earthmoving equipment, operated in areas where people may gain access.
As such safety equipment can prevent such workplace hazards.