The Lockout/Tagout standard, known as "Control of Hazardous Energy," is one of the most important OSHA regulations designed to protect employees from serious injury or even death. The regulation is vital, as it pertains to both safe equipment operation and the control of hazardous energy during maintenance activities. Compliance with the regulation is mandatory and will prevent injuries such as amputations and fatalities due to the inadvertent energization of equipment.
Lockout/Tagout is one of the more involved standards, so creating a compliance program can be challenging. However, the EHS team has developed tools to assist in the process.
Here you will find information designed to assist printing operations comply with the Lockout/Tagout Standard. For additional information on what services could benefit your company, click here.
- What You Need to Know for Safe Equipment Operation - This resource provides guidelines for reducing the risk of amputation and other serious injuries in the commercial lithographic printing industry.
- Lockout/Tagout Regulation Video - Not having a written Lockout/Tagout program is one of the most-cited violations for the printing industry. This video describes the process of creating such a plan according to OSHA guidelines.