National Emphasis Program on Amputations Features Major Changes

OSHA recently revised its directive on the National Emphasis Program on Amputations to identify and reduce workplace machinery and equipment hazards which cause or are likely to cause amputations.

Changes include identification of industries and establishments associated with amputations rather than equipment; lists of typical machinery and equipment associated with amputations; incorporation of a comparison chart for the Standard Industrial Classification codes and the North American Industry Classification System codes; and new targeting methodology based on more current data from OSHA and Bureau of Labor Statistics sources, and the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) and Mechanical Power-transmission Apparatus standards related to amputation hazards.