Workers are exposed to hazardous energy in a number of different industries, especially during equipment and machinery maintenance and servicing. According to OSHA, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy that can happen during maintenance and servicing could result in serious injuries or fatalities. Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures must be implemented to protect employees from the release of hazardous energy.
Here’s what you need to know about lockout/tagout.
Check out our Back to Basics: Lockout/Tagout article for more information.