Little Rock and Camden, Arkansas
September 14 - 29, 2017
The 3rd Annual Arkansas Amputation Prevention Stand-Down is scheduled for September 14-30, 2017. The purpose of the Stand-Down is to raise awareness of amputation hazards throughout various general industry establishments. Machine guarding has remained for the past several years, the top frequently cited violation by the OSHA Little Rock Area Office. Since the inception of the OSHA recordkeeping modifications in January 1, 2015, which now requires employers to report to OSHA within 24 hours of any amputations in the workplace, the local area office has received an influx of amputations throughout the state.
A kick-off event, which is free and open to the public will be held:
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Little Rock Wastewater
5300 S. Shackleford Road
Little Rock, AR. 72204
How do I get involved?
Companies conduct an Amputation Prevention Stand-Down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on topics such as machine guarding and/or lock-out/tag-out. The meeting provides information to workers about hazards, protective methods such as machine safeguarding, pullback devices, restraints, two-hand controls, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.