Monday, February 9, 2009

Safety First

LOCKOUT/TAGOUT

Workers performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment are exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization, startup of the machinery or equipment, or release of stored energy in the equipment.

The Lockout/Tagout standard requires the adoption and implementation of practices and procedures to shut down equipment, isolate it from its energy source(s), and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed.


I am working on our master bathroom right now which involves painting and new light fixtures. This is how D does a lockout and tagout at our house.

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Ironically D is at a safety course in Nashville right now.

8 comments....porters always have something to say!:

megawatt miler said...

good thing you dont live at a nuclear plant-you'd be fired

megawatt miler said...

who am i kidding-you would have already been fired by now for your knife practices

jporterGOP said...

That's OK, Jock just prefers to cut the circuit with wire cutters and blow the breaker. I've seen him do it at least 3 times.

curlz said...

You couldn't work in a chemical plant either.

JP said...

... Yikes. A piece of tape isn't very adequate....

JP said...

I want to add... this has been my favorite post to date. Things like this are so close to home for me. =)

Jock said...

Cutting a live wire is the quickest way to find which circuit breaker goes to it. It's not as dangerous as it may sound if done right. Keep one hand in your pocket and cut the wire with plastic coated wire cutters. With one hand in your pocket you can't complete the circuit through your body and you won't get hurt, especially when you are dealing with 115 volt circuits and little amperage. At worst you might feel a little tingle.

carriegel said...

oh, i've felt that tingle. knocked me back off of my feet. twice.

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