This week's photo is a perfect example of "breaking the plane" of a Confined Space, but it also shows a hazard that even OSHA does not cover.  Hint: guillotine

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This week I am pulling a double wammy on guarding (Video of the week is a foot amputation in an auger).  These days there are few work places that do not have this type of compactor for their "recycling" programs.  This equipment is CLEARLY a PRCS, albeit one that can be easily reclassified.  But as shown in this Photo of the Week these workers have not taken the proper steps to safe enter this space.  And I may need to remind some that entry has occurred "as soon as any part of the entrant's body breaks the plane of an opening into the space"...  

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