“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

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“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

“Conduct A Lockout – Tagout Scavenger Hunt At Your Company!” #Brady

   Brady's latest infographic encourages viewers to conduct a lockout/tagout scavenger hunt in their facilities. “It’s one thing to talk about the components needed for lockout tagout, it’s another to get out on the floor and locate them,” says Brady's Tim Bandt, noting that the infographic is an effective way to make sure employees are … Continue reading “Conduct A Lockout – Tagout Scavenger Hunt At Your Company!” #Brady

Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

10 Tips to Implementing a Lockout/Tagout Program Your LOTO program must address the hazards that workers face when they place any part of their body near a machine’s point of operation, power transmission apparatus, pinch points, or other moving parts during maintenance and servicing activities. If the machine is not properly shut down and secured, … Continue reading Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

“Once More, Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important” – Part II

A cotton factory worker fell unconscious while standing up after his head became clamped in a machine. The incident happened in Wenzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. After the worker became trapped emergency services were called to help free him. When firefighters arrived at the factory they found the worker had lost consciousness, but he was … Continue reading “Once More, Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important” – Part II

Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent! Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Safety Photos of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

The Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management presents the 29 CFR 1910.147, Lockout/Tagout Interactive Training Program. We developed the program jointly with the Directorates of Enforcement Programs, Safety Standards and Guidance, the Office of Training and Education, and the Office of the Solicitor. Compliance officers in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta assisted us as … Continue reading Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

What OSHA Expects: The Electrical & Arc Flash Safety Questions OSHA Will Ask During an Investigation

When it comes to electrical safety, OSHA standards can be technical and confusing. What requirements do safety managers need to know? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what OSHA is training its inspectors to look for during an inspection that includes electrical safety, including surprising new areas of emphasis based on national OSHA directives? … Continue reading What OSHA Expects: The Electrical & Arc Flash Safety Questions OSHA Will Ask During an Investigation