5 Steps to a Safe Lockout/Tagout Program

2 min read To “lockout” and “tagout” a machine before it gets serviced, designated workers are required to go through a set of safety precautions that assure the machine will not inadvertently cause harm or danger to the individuals servicing the machine. It is a way to control hazardous energy and in order to fully de-energize a machine it must be completely disconnected from its source of power (electricity, steam, gas, pneumatics or hydraulics) and go through a …

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