Approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation. In a study conducted by the United Auto Workers (UAW), 20% of the fatalities (83 of 414) that occurred among their members between 1973 and 1995 were attributed to inadequate hazardous energy control procedures specifically, lockout/tagout procedures.
This 16 page booklet is an excellent resource to compliment our training program, and addresses the following areas:
What is lockout/tagout
Training of lockout/tagout procedures
Standards for locks and tags
Procedures for lockout/tagout
Procedures before locks and tags removed
Procedures for special lockout/tagout occasions