Lockout/Tagout

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 

Hazardous energy discharge can occur when equipment or controls that should be de-energized remain energized. Failure to de-energize can result in injuries that include electrical shock, burns, crushing, cutting, lacerating, amputating, fracture of body parts, and others. Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures must be followed by employers to safeguard workers from these hazardous energy releases.

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