What is ‘Line of Fire’?

 

When you are at risk of coming into contact with a force your body cannot endure.

Line of fire is broken up into three mechanisms of injury by industry standards: Striking HazardsCrushing Hazards, and Stored Energy.  

Hand Safety is not considered a specific Line of Fire injury, but is so frequently encountered on the job site that we pay special attention to it during all activities in the Line of Fire Safety Program.

STRIKING

HAZARD

Striking Hazards are the most frequent Line of Fire risk to workers. These are hazards that strike you, or that you strike against.

STORED

ENERGY

Energy Sources are always present.  Stored Energy is “pent up” energy that can be released unexpectedly such as pressure or electrical.

CRUSHING 

HAZARD

This hazard is defined as being caught in, on, or under an object or between multiple objects.

Many types of these hazards are also referred to as “pinch points”.

HAND

SAFETY

Hand Placement is critical when we are protecting our hands from hazards.

Always be aware of where you are placing your hands on machinery or equipment.

Striking Hazards

Striking Hazards are the most frequent Line of Fire risk to workers. These are hazards that strike you, or that you strike against.

Crushing Hazard

This hazard is defined as being caught in, on, or under an object or between multiple objects. Many types of these hazards are also referred to as “pinch points”.

Stored Energy

Energy Sources are always present.  Stored Energy is “pent up” energy that can be released unexpectedly such as pressure or electrical.

Hand Safety

Hand Placement is critical when we are protecting our hands from hazards. Always be aware of where you are placing your hands on machinery or equipment.

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The Line of Fire program logos and icons below are provided for non-commercial use and are not permitted to be reproduced in any way other than what is listed.  Modifications are prohibited.  Acceptable Use:

  • Interoffice communications such as emails, presentations, and electronic message boards.
  • External electronic communications such as e-newsletters.

All other usage for these designs must be approved by the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association and Devco Consulting Ltd.  Both organizations can be reached via our Contact Us page.  All other designs on this website are copyright Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association and Devco Consulting Ltd. and are not permissible to be used in any way.

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