THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN THE WORKPLACE:
- Ensure you know the hazardous energy associated with your equipment prior to doing any work on it.
- Ensure you know all the energy that could affect the task (electric, gravity, water, pneumatic, hydraulic, steam, etc.)
- Ensure you control the accidental release of the energy prior to working on the equipment through lockout,
tag out or alternative measures identified for your specific equipment.
- Test the energy after you believe it to be isolated . This is one of the most overlooked steps and probably the
most important. Employees may think they have isolated the energy at the source, but it isn’t for one reason or another.
- Lock out when possible. Tag out devices are warning devices and are easier to remove .
- Have written procedures for controlling hazardous energy sources.
- Do Not reach into moving equipment, In the blink of an eye you could have a life changing injury.
- Do Not remove a lock or tag unless you were the authorized installer of that lock or tag.