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Lockout/tagout safety: hazard alert.

Authors
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Source
Silver Spring, MD: The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 2002 Jan; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20039469
Abstract
Dozens of construction workers are killed and more are injured every year because they did not de-energize and lock out equipment before working on it. Most of the deaths are electrocutions, but workers sometimes are crushed or have amputations or other injuries. These types of energy need to be controlled: electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, heat, and pressurized liquids, vapors, and gases. Protect Yourself: Lockout/tagout is a way to make sure electricity or other energy is not turned on (or released) while someone is working on machinery. Turning off a power switch is not enough. You must de-energize (prevent equipment from starting or moving), lock it out, release stored energy (for instance, bleed air from a pneumatic hose), and test to make sure the energy is off. Your employer should: Set up a written lockout/tagout program; Train you to use the program.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Electrical-safety; Electrical-workers; Electricity; Electrical-equipment; Electrical-hazards; Equipment-operators; Training; Safety-monitoring; Safety-valves; Manual-controls; Control-equipment; Control-systems; Control-valves; Power-generation; Electrocutions; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures
Contact
Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 2091
Publication Date
20020101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-317202
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Lockout/Tagout Safety: Hazard Alert
State
MD
Performing Organization
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
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