Resuming When Workplace Accidents Lead to Amputations: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue highlighting some essential facts about these severe types of workplace injuries.
More Important Info about Amputations Caused by Workplace Accidents
Fact 3 – Certain occupations are associated with greater risks of amputations.
In fact, according to officials at the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the occupations typically associated with the greatest risks of amputations include (but are by no means limited to) those associated with the:
- Farming industry
- Meat-packing industry
- Wood working industry
- Fisheries industry
- Oil industry
- Construction industry
- Maritime industry.
The substantial risks posed by these and other industries have led the U.S. Secretary of Labor to specifically designate some occupations as “dangerous” for workers younger than 18 years old (under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act).
Fact 4 – OSHA has standards covering amputation hazards in workplaces.
This is a good fact to know about amputations related to workplace accidents, as it could help inform workers about when their injuries may have been caused by their employers’ failure to maintain safe work conditions and comply with OSHA standards.
In particular, the specific OSHA standards that deal with amputation hazards in workplaces are as follows:
- 29 CFR Part 1910 Subparts O and P, covering machinery and machine guarding.
- 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I, covering hand tools and powered tools.
- 29 CFR Part 1928 Subpart D, covering agricultural equipment.
- 29 CFR Part 1915 Subparts C, H, and J; 29 CFR Part 1917 Subparts B, C, and G; and 29 CFR Part 1918 Subparts F, G, and H, all covering maritime operations.
Here, it’s also crucial to note that, when workers suspect that their employers are violating these (or any) OSHA standards, workers can report these violations to OSHA and request investigations into their employers/workplaces.
Be sure to check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important info about amputations caused by workplace accidents.
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