December 2012

  1. Types of OSHA Violation

    The governing body OSHA (the Occupational Health and Safety Administration) are responsible for the enforcement of health and safety conditions across the entirely of the United States of America. The body has several standards for various types of working environment, but the one of the most important things that you should be concerned about is OSHA violations. Continue reading →
  2. ATW Automation Fined $63,000 by OSHA

    Another example of lockout/tagout not being correctly enforced after a worker died from injuries caused by a conveyor. Continue reading →
  3. Hazardous Energy and Lockout/Tagout

    The main reason we perform lockout/tagout procedures is simple – we’re preventing potentially hazardous energy sources from injuring those working in an environment. Continue reading →
  4. Lockout Additional Requirements

    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has several additional requirements for the enforcement of lockout/tagout, which can be found inside section 1910.147 of the Federal Register (The Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout). Continue reading →
  5. Lockout/Tagout Release

    Once lockout/tagout procedures have been used and any maintenance has been completed, authorised employees can then go about the process of removing the lockout. Continue reading →
  6. Lockout: Application of Control

    Why do we perform lockout? Well, quite simply, it is to maintain control of an energy source, and to stop machinery from being switched on while essential maintenance and service is being carried out on that particular piece of machinery. Continue reading →
  7. Lockout Training and Communication

    Under the rules and regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) it is the responsibility of an employer to provide relevant training in the application and enforcement of lockout/tagout procedures. Continue reading →
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