Servicing and maintaining equipment is dangerous business, causing up to 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities, including electrocution, burns, crush injuries, cuts, lacerations, amputations, and fractures, each year. Obviously, a strong regulatory system is needed, but does OSHA’s standard reflect current technology? What are some of the alternative methods that can be used that offer the same protections as lockout/tagout? And lastly, under the new administration, can we expect any changes to OSHA’s lockout/tagout rules or their enforcement?
On this episode of EHS on Tap, Dave Galt, BLR Senior Legal Editor, discusses these pressing lockout/tagout issues.
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