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Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll bending machines,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Amputations

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Amputations

Last year OSHA received reports of more than 2,600 amputations nationwide. Machine guarding landed in the eighth spot on the agency’s most cited violations, something the agency says contributes directly to most amputation causes. Lockout/tagout citations were in the number five spots. Mechanical components present amputation hazards: Point of operation—the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Hazards

Amputation Hazards Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of work activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded machines. Amputation protection: Machine safeguarding with the following equipment is the best way to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards

Amputation Hazards Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of work activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Safety

Amputation Safety Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending...

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Safety

Amputation Safety Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, drill presses, and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards in the Workplace

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards in the Workplace

Amputation Hazards in the Workplace Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Hazards in the Workplace

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Hazards in the Workplace

Amputation Hazards in the Workplace Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machine Guards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machine Guards

Machine Guards Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces. Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries to fingers and hands, burns, abrasions, blindness, and over 800 deaths per year. Amputation is one of the most severe and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Machine Guards

Safety Tip of the Week – Machine Guards

Machine Guards Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces. Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries to fingers and hands, burns, abrasions, blindness, and over 800 deaths per year. Amputation is one of the most severe and...