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What types of mechanical hazards are potentially present on offshore locations?

Mechanical hazards at an offshore location not only not only include rotating equipment, motors and pumps but can also include using hand tools like hammers, as well as pinch points. Some examples of mechanical hazards include:

  •       Rotating equipment like compressors

  •       Articulating and powered equipment like cranes, rig tongs, top drives, etc.

  •       Drive belts and impellers on pumps and motors

  •       Fans and coolers

  •       Pulleys, tuggers, winches and chain falls

  •       Manually opening and closing valves

  •       Striking/pounding with a hammer and other tools

  •       Powered tools like drills, grinders, and saws

  •       Pinch points

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