Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lockout Tagout

Safety meetings related to lockout/tagout of machinery and the control of hazardous energy

Lockout/Tagout

The difference types of machinery in the workplace do their work by means of energy – electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic, etc. Releasing this energy makes the machines run, which is very useful, but not if the energy is released at the wrong time or if you are in the way.

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Lockout Tagout

Anyone who operates, cleans, services, adjusts and repairs machinery or equipment should be aware of the hazards associated with that machinery. Locking or tagging out is required whenever an employee is required to remove or bypass a guard or safety device or when an employee places a part of their body into an area that would be a danger zone during a machine operation cycle.

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Lockout/Tagout

Approximately 145 deaths are attributed to the failure to control energy in the workplace. Sixty three percent of the workers injured by the release of energy were production workers.

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