When working with machinery that requires repairs, it’s a necessity to lockout and tagout the energy source to prevent serious injury, illness or even death. These energy sources include: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal. If these sources of energy are not locked out and tagged out, workers are exposed to injuries such as: electrocution, burns, crushing, cutting, lacerating, amputating, or fracturing body parts. This issue seems to happen more often then we can imagine; in fact, nearly 10 percent of all workplace accidents stem from the failure to use lockout tagout devices. Under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.147, workplaces need to implement OSHA’s strategy for lockout tagout measures.1
These micro-learning clips are designed to help learners understand what are the lockout tagout procedures, how to properly control hazardous energy, how to implement lockout tagout procedures, what are the different lockout tagout situations, what are the potential hazards of improper lockout tagout, how to safely remove lockout tagout devices, what are the electrical lockout tagout safety procedures and hydraulic & pneumatic equipment lockout tagout procedures. Lockout Tagout is required in many of our work environments and saves lives every day.