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Lockout Tagout is a risk management method used to reduce the risk of injury on the job due to energizing equipment or machinery that is impaired or under repair.
What are the harmful effects of hazardous energy?
Workers servicing or maintaining machines or equipment may be seriously injured or killed if hazardous energy is not properly controlled. Injuries resulting from the failure to control hazardous energy during maintenance activities can be serious or fatal! Injuries may include electrocution, burns, crushing, cutting, lacerating, amputating, or fracturing body parts, and others.
What can be done to control hazardous energy?
Failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries. Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy. The LOTO standard establishes the employer's responsibility to protect workers from hazardous energy. Employers are also required to train each worker to ensure that they know, understand, and are able to follow the applicable provisions of the hazardous energy control procedures:
Risk Management in coordination with LU Human Resources has online Lockout Tagout training available to reduce job related injures. Lockout Tagout training is available at the department's request. Trainings are given throughout the year. Call John Peterson at 592-6468 request ergonomic training.