Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 7 Key Business Issues

7 Key Business Issues Lockout Tagout Lockout Tagout: A Critical Safety Regulation Lockout tagout is an important safety component that is critical to safeguarding workers around the machinery and equipment they operate, service and maintain. This important safety practice involves de-energizing electrical circuits, closing valves, neutralizing extreme temperatures and securing moving parts so hazardous energy isn't re- introduced while equipment is being serviced. An effective lockout tagout program is most successful when it includes the complete safety picture - locks, tags and devices, as well as proper lockout procedures, program documentation, employee training, periodic inspections or other procedural elements. Benefits of a Lockout Tagout Program: Go Beyond Compliance with the Expanded Guide to Lockout Tagout SAVING LIVES - Preventing an estimated 250,000 incidents, 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities annually CUTTING COSTS - Significantly decreasing lost employee time and insurance costs IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY - Reducing equipment downtime Regulatory Requirements OSHA 29CFR 1910.147 - Control of Hazardous Energy General industry workers performing servicing and/or maintenance on machines or equipment and who are exposed to the unexpected energization, startup or release of hazardous energy. OSHA 29CFR 1910.333 - Electrical Safety Safety-related work practices shall be employed to prevent electric shock or other injuries resulting from either direct or indirect electrical contacts, when work is performed near or on equipment or circuits which are or may be energized. ANSI Z244.1-2003 - Lockout Tagout and Alternative Methods A voluntary national consensus standard that represents several industry hazardous energy control best practices and also promotes greater flexibility through the use of alternative methods based on risk assessments and application of the hazard control hierarchy. Lockout Tagout is in the Top 5 Cited OSHA Violations Below shows the most cited lockout tagout regulations for Fiscal Year 2015: 1910.147(c)(4)(i) Requirements for General Procedures 644 1910.147(c)(1) Program Requirements 440 1910.147(c)(6)(i) Periodically Inspecting Procedures 376 1910.147(c)(7)(i) Training Requirements 289 1910.147(c)(7)(i)(A) Receiving Training 196 * Data is reflective of OSHA's Fiscal Year 2015 (Released November 2016 ) 1-888-272-3946 Download the lockout tagout guidebook to learn more about these 6 elements and more! Download at

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