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Toolbox talk: lockout/tagout.
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
Lockout/Tagout means protecting employees from equipment startup or energy release while they are working on or servicing machinery. The person working on the equipment disconnects it and locks it off until they are done. No one else has access to the lock. That way, no one else can turn it on and accidently injure someone. Dozens of construction workers are killed every year because they did not turn off equipment or lock it out before working on it. Most were electrocuted, but some workers were crushed or lost limbs.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Equipment-operators; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Electrical-safety; Electrical-equipment; Electrocutions; Safety-monitoring; Body-protection; Repair-shops
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Toolbox talk: lockout/tagout
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division