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Safety News You Need: Controlling Hazardous Energy

Aug 14, 2020

Workplaces often contain many forms of hazardous energy, Worker on a tablet in a manufacturing facilityso organizations of all kinds need to implement proper controls to protect your workers. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights resources you can use to develop an effective program for managing different types of hazardous energy in the workplace.

  • Effective lockout/tagout policies are an important element of any successful hazardous energy control program. These eight steps are a good starting point to help your workers perform their tasks safely. Learn more
  • Controlling hazardous energy requires understanding what to do as well as what not to do. Train your employees to watch out for and avoid these five common lockout/tagout mistakes. 
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  • Once you’ve implemented a lockout/tagout program, you need to confirm that workers understand proper procedures. This interactive training program offers real-world hazardous energy scenarios and explains how to apply OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard to properly control those energy sources. Learn more
  • Construction sites often have unique sources of hazardous energy. Take these four steps to identify hazardous energy sources on your sites, develop and implement an energy control program and communicate effectively with your workforce. Read more
Related Links

ANSI/ASSP Z244.1 Standard - The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout Tagout and Alternative Methods
Critical Update on Controlling Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout and OSHA Action 
ANSI/ASSP Z244.1: The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods Webinar

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