Machinery - Circular cut-up saw safety when processing poultry: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the risk of crush injuries or amputation for workers processing poultry with circular cut-up saws.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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What it contains

Circular cut-up saws are used to process poultry. If these machines are not properly guarded or managed, workers risk crush injuries or amputation from having their arms, wrists or fingers becoming trapped. This document advises workplaces how they can reduce or eliminate these risks by:

  • using machine guards
  • using machine safety equipment
  • installing barricades
  • conducting regular service, inspections and testing
  • using warning signage
  • providing training and instruction
  • the use of personal protective equipment