Anyone who operates, cleans, services, adjusts and repairs machinery or equipment should be aware of the hazards associated with that machinery. Locking or tagging out is required whenever an employee is required to remove or bypass a guard or safety device or when an employee places a part of their body into an area that would be a danger zone during a machine operation cycle. Failure locking or tagging out power sources on equipment can result in electrocutions, amputations and other serious accidents.
What are the most common causes of these accidents?
Remember the dangers when working around any machinery or moving equipment. Even if you don't operate the machinery, you could get caught in it and injured if it isn't properly disconnected or guarded from accidental contact.
What can you do to prevent accidental injury from moving machinery?