The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur
North New Jersey: 973-200-6629
South New Jersey: 609-207-7905

OSHA understands the need for safety in the workplace

Here in the United States, employers are required by state and federal laws to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Failing to do so, as you can probably imagine, can lead to workplace accidents that can result in injuries or even death. It's out of concern for workers' lives and wellbeing that the federal government created OSHA, which ensures employers adhere to the law.

On top of enforcing workplace safety laws, OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also issues recommendations to employers on ways to decrease the likelihood of injury while on the job. One way OSHA does this is through the National Emphasis Program on Amputations, which has been in existence since 2006 and targets employers in industries where a large number of amputations occur.

As a news release by OSHA explains, amputations are common in industries with high exposure to machinery and/or equipment that is either unguarded or at best, inadequately guarded. Manufacturing jobs are perhaps the most likely environments where this would be the case. In fact, in 2013, the rate of amputations in the manufacturing sector was more than double that of the entire private industry combined.

Because serious injuries in the workplace, whether they are an amputation or something less serious, are preventable, it's important for employers to be aware of an employee's risk of being exposed to unsafe working environments and to remedy safety hazards before they lead to accidents. That's because some injuries can very easily lead to permanent disabilities that could leave a person unable to work and in need of disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


West Caldwell Office
195 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 2C
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Phone: 973-200-6629
Fax: 973-364-1348
Map & Directions

Absecon Office
508 New Jersey Ave
Building B
Suite 1B
Absecon, NJ 08201

Phone: 609-207-7905
Map & Directions