The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus agency inspections on amputation hazards in manufacturing industries.
The Program will target industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment and will include a three-month period of education and prevention outreach, which will run until March 10, 2020. During this period, OSHA will continue to respond to complaints, referrals, hospitalizations and fatalities. Enforcement activities will begin after the outreach period.
To read more about this OSHA initiative, please click here.
Did you know that OSHA offers compliance assistance to employers at no charge? Each state has an On-Site Consultation Program, a free and confidential program to help small-and medium-sized employers learn about potential hazards at their workplace and improve safety and health programs. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations.
The New York State Department of Labor offers this service and can be reached at 1-800- HIRE-992. For more information click here.