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Lockout / Tag Out

Publication Date: 
May 01 / 2019
Lockout means to physically neutralize all energy in a piece of equipment to ensure that machinery or equipment won’t start while a worker is doing maintenance or repair. This can be done by turning off a master switch or by unplugging powered tools or equipment, physically placing a personal lock on an energy-isolating device and placing your tag there to notify other workers of the work being performed. Working on powered equipment that is not properly locked out can result in severe injuries and death. The most common injuries are severed fingers and crushed limbs, but injuries are sometimes fatal.