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What are the Potential Hazards of Improper Lockout/Tagout

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What is arc flash, how arc flash occur in the workplace, how dangerous an arc flash is, what are the causes of arc flashes, what is a buddy system, how to analyze arc flash risks, how to safely lock an electricity, how to properly perform group lockout/tagout procedures.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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If powered equipment is started up while it’s being serviced, the person who is working on the equipment can suffer serious injuries… even be killed. The policies and procedures included in OSHA’s Lock-Out/Tag-Out Standard help to prevent incidents like these from occurring.

Atlantic Training’s Lock-Out/Tag-Out training program was created specifically to provide employees with the information they need to avoid energy-related hazards, while at the same time helping employers meet OSHA training requirements.

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Video Transcript

According to OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard whenever performing service or maintenance on any machine where unexpected startup or the release of stored energy could cause injury, lockout/tagout procedures must be followed. Service and maintenance activities require a lockout/tagou,t if the employee is required to remove or bypass guards or safety device or place any part of his/her body into a machine process point of operation or associated danger zone. Most of the injuries happen when people don’t respect the energy they working with can be placed to one of five kinds of mistake. The most causes of injury is failure to dissipate residual energy.