Amputation Prevention

Amputation Prevention

In response to the alarming number of amputations in the United States as well as the National Emphasis Program, OSHA Consultation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA and the SHARP/VPP Association developed the Amputation Prevention Information Booklet. This booklet is designed to be an aid for front-line supervisors and/or lead persons to assist them in communicating to the workforce on how to recognize and eliminate potential amputation probabilities. There are seven (7) Amputation Prevention Information booklets: Construction/Public Sector, General Industry I, General Industry II, Grain Handling, Die Casting/Metal Fabrication, Poultry, and Sawmills/Woodworking.

How to use your Amputation Prevention Information Booklet:

The booklet is intended to assist with conducting one-on-one training or group training concerning amputations. During the training, the instructor should communicate the following:

  • Identify the equipment;
  • Identify body parts that may be amputated by that piece of equipment;
  • Amputation preventive measures;
  • The usage or non-usage of gloves or other personal protective equipment that may assist in amputation prevention;
  • The need for development and use of lockout/tagout procedures;
  • Provide specific talking points for discussion of amputation concerns; and
  • Identify preventive tools and/or devices that can be used to prevent bodily injury while working with specific machines.

If you would like to have an Amputation Prevention Information Booklet,

please fill out and fax, mail, or e-mail the Booklet Order Form.

Amputation Prevention Stand Down Information

From the 2022 Kick-Off

Other Stand-Down Information

OSHA Consultation Contact Information

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