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Lock Out / Tag Out

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Lock Out / Tag Out

 

Holiday Workplace Safety
Colin J. Brigham

Good hazardous energy lockout/tagout practices are critical for ensuring employee safety in industrial and manufacturing workplaces. "Lockout/tagout" refers to the processes used to make sure that high-energy machines are properly turned on and off. When these procedures aren't followed correctly, workers can experience severe injury or even death.

 

If you are looking for ways to reduce the risk of injury in your workplace, let 1Source help.

 

For more information, or to set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you, please reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, FAIHA at cbrigham@1ssh.com, 610.524.5525 x 24.

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


What is hazardous energy?

What is 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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Why is controlling hazardous energy sources important?

Why is controlling hazardous energy sources important?

Employees servicing or maintaining machines or equipment may be exposed to serious physical harm or death if hazardous energy is not properly controlled. Compliance with the lockout/ tagout standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.

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Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout

Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout

Lockout/tagout failures can be prevented by understanding and properly implementing hazardous energy control procedures (HECP) and making sure that those procedures are consistently followed to prevent lockout/tagout injuries or even death. But when proper HECP training is provided for workers who need it and workplace health and safety regulations are followed, the potential for workplace injury decreases dramatically.

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