About 80 percent of these injuries are caused by pinch points, which have a nasty habit of catching us when we aren’t looking or paying attention. Many pinch points, such as those formed by belts and pulleys, are covered with guards, which should never be removed or bypassed.
But there are other pinch points that you might not think of until the damage is done. For example, if you’re moving an object, either on a hand truck or by carrying it, make sure — before starting the job — that the doorways and aisles are wide enough to provide proper hand clearance. Be equally cautious when you set down the load, so as not to pinch fingers underneath.