OSHA Revises Guide to Prevent Amputations

OSHA on March 15 issued "Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Employees from Amputations," a revised guide that will help employers. It ties into OSHA's National Emphasis Program on Amputations, which began last October.

"Amputations are among the most severe and disabling workplace injuries that result in permanent disability. They are widespread and involve various activities and equipment," said OSHA Administrator Edwin G. Foulke Jr. "These injuries result from the use and care of machines such as saws, presses, conveyors and bending, rolling, or shaping machines, as well as from powered and non-powered hand tools, forklifts, doors, trash compactors, and during materials handling activities. Our revised guide offers practical information for the small-business employer to identify and manage common amputation hazards associated with the operation and care of machines."

The guide identifies eight mechanical motions and eight hazardous actions that can present amputation hazards and how employers can reduce these hazards. To read it, visit www.osha.gov/pls/publications/pubindex.list. Printed copies are available by calling 202-693-1888.

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