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Lockout Tagout–it really matters

OSHA requires that equipment be guarded or locked out to prevent injuries.  Lockout is used to isolate energy sources so that equipment cannot and does not start up.  A recent article in OSHA’s bi-weekly newsletter reinforces why this is so … Continue reading

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Amputation result of reaching into moving machine

The following article about a company cited after an employee lost a finger by reaching into a moving machine, is from the July 15 OSHA QuickTakes.  Employees should never be reaching into moving machines.  We have seen companies where that … Continue reading

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Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/tagout refers to securing tools and equipment when they are being repaired to reduce or eliminate the chance of accidental release of energy.  What that means is that if you are working on equipment that could accidentally start up, or … Continue reading

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