Each year, more than 50,000 employees are injured and about 120 are killed when machines that are being serviced or maintained unexpectedly start up. Establishing procedures and training employees to follow OSHA’s “Control of Hazardous Energy” Standard, more commonly known as the Lockout Tagout (LOTO), helps to prevent these incidents.
Employers need to document their energy control program procedures, ensuring that the following sequence is followed before servicing or maintaining powered machines, equipment or tools.
Download the toolbox talk below to review your facility’s energy control program procedures with authorized employees and learn how to safely lockout/tagout machines.
Make it personal: What machines in your facility need lockout/tagout before they can be serviced?
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