Enforcement and Inspection

OSHA Focuses on Amputation Hazards in Region 6

OSHA recently announced a heightened focus on amputation hazards in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The goal is to enforce safety regulations and hold employers responsible for protecting workers and reducing instances of worker amputations.

For manufacturing industry workers, amputation is serious risk and the cause of more than 1,400 serious injuries each year. In 2015, OSHA received reports of more than 2,600 amputations nationwide—57 percent of them suffered by manufacturing workers.
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