The Importance of Lockout-Tagout Procedures

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Lockout procedures keep equipment energy sources from activating when you don’t want them to, especially during maintenance when employees are vulnerable to injury or death. Effective lockout-tagout procedures also minimize downtime and protect expensive equipment, ensuring that machines are correctly shut down and restarted. This 11-minute, 51-second video describes the importance of a safety lockout-tagout program as well as steps to safely apply and remove lockout devices to isolate hazardous energy prior to and after equipment servicing and maintenance.

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