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Using lockout and tagout procedures to prevent injury and death during machine maintenance.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-156, 2011 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20038915
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Electrocutions; Maintenance-workers; Machine-operators; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design; Control-technology; Engineering-controls; Surveillance
Publication Date
20110401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-111403
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2011-156
NIOSH Division
DSR; EID
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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