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April 2011
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-156
cover of 2011-156

Using Lockout and Tagout Procedures to Prevent Injury and Death during Machine Maintenance

Workers are at risk of severe injury and death during machine maintenance and servicing if proper lockout and tagout procedures are not followed. NIOSH recommends developing and implementing a hazardous energy control program including lockout and tagout procedures and worker training to prevent such incidents.

 
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