Tag: lockout/tagout

EHSDA Song of the Week: Locked Out

Lockout/tagout issues are a big concern for employers. Proper lockout/tagout practices and procedures must be implemented to protect employees from the release of hazardous energy. The EHSDA Song of the Week reflects that challenge with a little-known alt-rock gem from 1994, Big Chief’s “Locked Out.” Big Chief was formed in 1989 by several veterans of […]

OSHA Fines Wisconsin Foundry More Than $200,000

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) November 2 cited a northern Wisconsin foundry with one willful, seven serious, and five other-than-serious violations in a 51-page citing document. Waupaca Foundry of Marinette, Wisconsin, faces $200,895 in proposed penalties. Two workers suffered severe injuries this summer, and OSHA initiated three separate safety and health inspections. In […]

Safeway Cited for Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on August 10 cited Safeway Inc. with violations of the agency’s lockout/tagout, machine guarding, and other standards at the company’s dairy facility. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $339,379. The agency inspected a Denver milk packaging plant operated by Safeway after a worker lost four fingers while operating a molding […]

Warehouse Workers

Creating a Safe Environment for Warehouse Employees

Warehousing is one of the riskier industries due to the use of high-powered machinery and vehicles operating within close proximity of each other. Warehouse safety should be your utmost priority to keep employees safe, ensure efficient operation, maximize productivity, and minimize injury or damage.