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OSHA unveils new requirements for reporting severe injuries

Also updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements

OSHA today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.


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How much does an amputation cost in recovery time?

The median number of days away from work due to amputations in 2005, the latest year studied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, was 22 days – or more than four work weeks.


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Gloves that make the cut: What influences cut resistance

Cut-resistant gloves are designed to protect hands from direct contact with sharp edges such as glass, metal, ceramics and other materials.


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Statistics on hand and arm loss

There were 1,285,000 persons in the U.S. living with the limb loss (excluding fingers and toes) in 1996. The prevalence rate in 1996 was 4.9 per 1,000 persons. The incidence rate was 46.2 per 100,000 persons with dysvascular disease, 5.86 per 100,000 persons secondary to trauma, 0.35 per 100,000 secondary to malignancy of a bone or joint.


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Work-related amputations: Who's counting?

A NIOSH Science Blog post

Knowing how many, who and where injuries or disease are occurring is a basic premise of preventing injuries and illnesses. If we don’t have accurate information on injury/illness occurrence, we don’t know how many resources to devote, what action(s) to take or whether the action we do take is effective.


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Ft. Worth airport workers exposed to multiple dangers

Worksite inspected under amputations NEP

OSHA has cited ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. with 28 serious safety violations at its Fort Worth work site for exposing workers to "struck-by," fall, amputation and shock hazards while they were manufacturing airport passenger boarding bridges.


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Ga. company unable to sweep hazards under the rug

OSHA has cited Nance Carpet and Rug Co. Inc. with 10 serious violations for exposing workers to amputation and electrical shock hazards at the company's Calhoun facility.


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Texas company hit with $1 million+ in fines by OSHA

Cranes without brakes and band saws without guards were among the violations found by OSHA at a Houston, Texas company -- after an employee gave the agency the heads up.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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