New Website for Understanding the Control of Hazardous Energy in Manufacturing
On-the-job accidents can happen during servicing and repair of machinery. Lockout/tagout procedures are meant to safeguard employees from the unexpected start-up of machinery, unsafe release of energy, or exposure to uncontrolled hazards that can cause injuries. These hazards can stem from electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal applications.
Some employers find lockout/tagout procedures to be confusing. The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council has developed a new website to help businesses prevent these unfortunate incidents from happening by giving clear explanations and guidelines and providing resources to start, improve, or maintain their lockout/tagout programs.
The Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout and Other Means) Resource Guide offers:
- Sample lockout materials and templates
- Examples from OSHA regulations
- Tips to document each source of energy
- LOTO Tutorial
- OSHA Fact Sheet
- Small Business Handbook
- PowerPoint Intro example