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Lock-Out/Tag-Out

The Lock-Out/Tag-Out standard is a very important piece of regulation that supports employee safety when working with hydraulic and pneumatic systems. These programs were created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA''s "Lock-Out/Tag-Out" regulation. The products discuss the OSHA Lock-Out/Tag-Out Standard, including the Energy Control Plan. Our training products on "Lock-Out/Tag-Out" use environments familiar to employees working with both electric and hydraulic/pneumatic equipment and point out specifically where Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures should be applied. Topics include how to dissipate energy, what types of energy there are, lock-out/tag-out devices and more!

What exactly is the Lockout/Tagout procedure? It is a safety procedure which is used in industry and even research settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work. It requires that hazardous power sources be "isolated and rendered inoperative" before any repair procedure or work is started. "Lock and tag" works in conjunction with a lock usually locking the device or the power source with the hasp, and placing it in such a position that no hazardous power sources can be turned on. The procedure requires that a tag be affixed to the locked device indicating that it should not be turned on.