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

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

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.