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
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