Each year many accidents are caused by machinery and equipment in various workplaces. These accidents have resulted in serious injuries and even death. One major cause of such accidents is the unexpected start-up (energizing )of equipment during maintenance or servicing. Employees know during normal operations that energy is being supplied to the equipment and to follow proper safety rules. When shut down for maintenance or repairs though, employees expect the energy flow to the equipment to be interrupted, disconnected, or shut-off. Lockout/Tagout addressed this issue.
This unexpected release of energy is a major hazard during servicing or maintenance. After turning a machine off, employees must also turn off all energy sources and make sure they cannot be released unexpectedly. There are procedures to follow for safe lockout of equipment.
The video is 14 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the OSHA regulation, including:
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