3 million workers who service equipment are at risk for injuries that stem from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Lockout and tagout are two simple, but significant procedures that can help prevent these injuries.
Lockout & Tagout Program:
- An inspection of equipment by a trained individual who is thoroughly familiar with the equipment operation and associated hazard
- Identification and labeling of lockout devices
- Purchase of locks, tags, and blocks
- A standard written operating procedure that is followed by all employees
How does your company incorporate lockout and tapout procedures?
Reference source: http://www.osha.gov/