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Control of Hazardous Energy

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Control of Hazardous Energy

 

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

Failing to protect your employees from an unexpected release of energy can obviously have significant adverse consequences. 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

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

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The consequences of failing to effectively lock out/tagout equipment can be catastrophic. An extreme example of this occurred at a Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc., facility in Houston, Texas, on December 22, 1996, when eight workers were killed.

Failing to protect your employees from an unexpected release of energy can obviously have significant adverse consequences. 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.

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Preventing Worker Deaths from Hazardous Energy Release

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing the death or injury of workers exposed to the unexpected or uncontrolled release of hazardous energy. In this Alert, hazardous energy is any type of energy in sufficient quantity to cause injury to a worker. Common sources of hazardous energy include electricity, mechanical motion, pressurized air, and hot and cold temperatures.

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