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  • Eliminating Amputation Hazards
  • OSHA Issues Corrections to Standards
  • Trenching and Excavation Safety


Eliminating Amputation Hazards

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites more than 20,000 American workers experience injuries involving amputation every year. According to OSHA, amputations rank in the top three serious workplace injuries. Losing a limb can result in the inability to carry out jobs and lead to forced unemployment. OSHA has organized a national emphasis program to help decrease the number of amputations in the workplace.


OSHA Issues Corrections to Standards

OSHA is continuously revising its standards to meet the safety demands of today. Recently, OSHA issued corrections to the walking-working surfaces, personal protective equipment and special industry standards.


Trenching and Excavation Safety 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that about 25 workers are killed every year as a result of trenching-related accidents. Due to higher than average precipitation this winter, trenching and excavations have become especially dangerous. OSHA maintains a trenching and excavation webpage to help keep you informed and safe.


Interim guidance and other resources from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19.

Shelby Kimes is a Marketing Content Writer in the marketing department for NC State Industrial Expansion Solutions. She writes marketing content for various IES and media platforms to communicate the services and values of IES. She also writes the marketing material needed to alert existing and/or potential clients of any updates within IES. She previously interned with the marketing department at Greenville Parks and Recreation in North Carolina. Shelby graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Studies and a Minor in Marketing/Business Administration.