Failure to provide a thorough approach to energy lockout in three plant areas can result in a serious accident.
Good safety practices, and OSHA regulations, require at least a yearly review and update of site lockout/tagout procedures. State associations in Illinois and the Carolinas encourage producers to cooperate through safety committees. Producers have developed practical lockout practices, plus other general safety guidelines.
Three areas of lockout techniques often overlooked in a plant safety program are:
* Circuit breakers on the batching control area
* Energy sources such as water hoses and compressed-air lines
* Portable tools and plugs in the shop
KEYWORDS: electric, lockout, safety