Lockout Regulations

  1. Why Do We Need Lockout/Tagout?

    According to OSHA (The Occupational Health and Safety Administration) approximately 3 million workers in the US service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if Lockout/Tagout is not properly implemented. Lockout/Tagout prevents an estimated 120 facilities and 60,000 injuries each year in US alone. Continue reading →
  2. An Introduction to Lockout/Tagout

    Many industrial accidents caused across the globe are due to the sudden start-up of machines, equipment or by the uncontrolled release of energy. Many of these accidents can be prevented by the use of proper Lockout/Tagout procedures. Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. UK Lockout Regulations

    Although there are no specific UK regulations purely centered around the process of lockout, it is referenced during the regulations of the Requirements for Electrical Installations, and focuses on the isolation of energy sources and the enforcement of isolative procedures. Continue reading →
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