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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

Friday, February 3, 2017
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

 

Colin J Brigham
Colin J. Brigham, VP
Safety Management & Ergonomics

Greetings!

Protecting your employees from unexpected release of energy is critical to the safety of your entire staff. 1Source Safety and Health, Inc. can help you to properly address this exposure by working with you to develop and implement compliant hazardous energy control programs, develop equipment-specific HECP, and provide training.

1Source staff has been helping employers since 1987 to implement safety practices for their employees. If there is anything else that I can assist with, please email me.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, VP
Safety Management & Ergonomics

Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

Control of Hazardous Energy

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers.

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Hazardous Energy Lockout / Tagout

Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout

The consequences of failure to effectively lockout/tagout equipment can be catastrophic. An extreme example of this occurred at a forging facility in Houston, Texas on December 22, 1996. Eight workers were killed. A crew of ten maintenance workers was performing work on a 40 foot high pressurized nitrogen tank for a 35 ton forging press. They believed that the pressure had been bled from the tank prior to beginning work.

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