About Lockout-Tagout…

Lockout-Tagout is a reference to established safety procedures for use in industrial and research facilities.
Lockout-Tagout was first created and introduced by OSHA in 1982 in response to the high number of workers suffering injury and death in those facilities, OSHA (Occupational Safety And Health Administration) itself is a federal agency of the United States and was established in 1971.
The regulations went into effect in 1989, and are directly responsible for a dramatic decrease in the number of injuries and deaths in the US workplace.
Lockout-Tagout procedures ensure that dangerous machines have been properly shut-down and are not capable of being re-started before the completion of maintenance or servicing work. They require that all hazardous energy sources have been: Continue reading “About Lockout-Tagout…”

Safety First

In an Industrial setting…

It is very important that you comply with all the local rules and regulations. Your company probably provides safety equipment and its own guidelines for the performance of such work. Also, make sure Management knows what you are doing and verifies you are authorized to do this work. Continue reading “Safety First”