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In A Split Second

Machine guarding on the in-running nip point would have saved the arm of Kina Repp, who was pulled into a conveyor when a co-worker unexpectedly turned on the machine that she was cleaning.

Locking Out Danger

Regardless of whether it is in construc¬tion, manufacturing, engineering, oil and gas, agriculture or printing, ma¬chines that start up unexpectedly could cause lacerations, amputations or crushing injuries through moving blades or chains and pinch¬ing conveyor belts.

The Lowdown on Lockouts

Routine maintenance, repair, setup and clearing clogged or misaligned feeds are among a host of reasons why workers remove barrier guards to get up close and personal with machinery and equipment. Having a proper lockout/tagout program is key to preventing accidents when performing any of the above tasks.

Taking the Energy Out of Danger

Locking out does not mean de-energizing only electrical energy; it is also important to de-energize other sources of energy that could activate an equipment while it is being serviced by an employee.
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