“Since lockout/tagout issues were the 5th most cited OSHA violation in fiscal 2017, we decided to research the mistakes companies make and how to avoid them,” said Atlantic’s marketing manager, Tony Peterson.
According to Peterson, many needless injuries and fatalities could be avoided if companies were to abide by safety processes developed by OSHA over the years.
A 52 year old welder was killed when stored up energy
in a shredder suddenly closed a hydraulic door after he
removed a jam.
He said his staff identified seven common mistakes companies make and compiled them into a simple, three-page guide. Included is expert advice on how to correct the mistakes. At the end of the guide are links to an OSHA interactive training program, FAQ’s, and an audit guide, said Peterson.
The guide, entitled 7 Lockout/Tagout Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, is posted here in Atlantic’s Helpful Tips section of this site.