Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout / Tagout)
During servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, unexpected energy, start
up, or the release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. Workers can
be electrocuted or lose fingers, hands, or arms, or suffer severe crushing injuries
because machinery is accidentally turned on while being serviced or maintained. Lockout
procedures are designed to minimize these risks and ensure that the machine or equipment
is isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and locked out before employees
perform any servicing or maintenance activities.