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Using lockout and tagout procedures to prevent injury and death during machine maintenance.
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
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.
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
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-156
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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