Shear Points


A shear point occurs when the edges of two machine parts move across each other. One of the parts moves while the other part is either stationary or moving.

Examples of shear point hazards are hedge trimmers, rotary mower blades, grain augers, and forage harvester cutter heads.

Never perform maintenance or repair on a machine that is running.

Don't wear loose-fitting clothing.

Don't stand near the moving parts of a machine that is running. 

Watch this video to better understand hazards associated with Shear Points.