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Lockout/Tagout is a category of safety consistently on OSHA's list of top 10 violations. Accuform Signs offers solutions to your control of hazardous energy needs, lockout and tagout programs with uniquely designed products to help keep your employees safe. We make products that Inform, Protect, and Motivate™ the global workforce.

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  • WELCOME TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE JOINING US FOR THE FIRST TIME – AND TO OUR REGULARS – WELCOME BACK! THIS IS THE FOURTH IN OUR MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES – DESIGNED TO INFORM, PROTECT AND MOTIVATE – SPONSORED BY ACCUFORM SIGNS. MY NAME IS TODD GUENTHER – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST HERE AT ACCUFORM. OUR TOPIC TODAY RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST-CITED ON THE ANNUAL OSHA TOP 10 WORKPLACE VIOLATIONS LIST… IF YOU GUESSED LOCKOUT/TAGOUT YOU WOULD BE CORRECT – LOCKOUT/TAGOUT CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECTS OF WORKPLACE SAFETY – INJURIES FROM ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT FAILURE OR IMPROPER DOCUMENTATION AND SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES CONTINUE TO RANK HIGH AMONG THE TOP MOST-CITED OSHA VIOLATIONS. BEFORE WE LOCK OUT OUR TIME TOGETHER LET ME TAG A COUPLE OF HOUSEKEEPING ISSUES: WE HAVE BOTH THE Q&A AND CHAT FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO SEND IN QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK. YOUR ACCUFORM REGIONAL SALES MANAGER IS ALSO LISTENING TODAY AND THEY CAN SPEAK TO YOU DIRECTLY ABOUT TODAY‘S TOPIC IN MORE DETAIL. IF ANYONE WANTS TO TWEET DURING THIS SESSION – WE ALSO CREATED A TWITTER FEED – THE HASHTAG IS: #STOPOUT. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION REGARDING SOMETHING YOU SAW OR HEARD TODAY – SEND A REQUEST TO: WEBINARS@ACCUFORM.COM
  • WE‘VE ALL HEARD STORIES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES ON THE JOB – EVEN FATALITIES. ACCORDING TO OSHA STATISTICS, APPROXIMATELY 60,000 INJURIES AND MORE THAN 100 FATALITIES OCCUR EVERY YEAR, AND IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 10 PERCENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS ARE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT (LO/TO) RELATED. THESE STATISTICS REPRESENT ACCIDENTS RESULTING SPECIFICALLY FROM FAILURE TO DE-ENERGIZE AND FOLLOW A LOCKOUT PROGRAM WHEN PERFORMING SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE WORK. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT AN EFFECTIVE LO/TO PROGRAM CAN REDUCE ACCIDENTS BY 30-50 PERCENT, AND SOME INSURANCE COMPANIES EVEN OFFER LOWER PREMIUMS TO COMPANIES WITH DEMONSTRATED, EFFECTIVE LOCKOUT PROGRAMS. EFFECTIVE LO/TO PROCEDURES CAN ALSO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE YOUR COMPANY‘S PRODUCTIVITY BY MAKING LOCKOUT ACTIVITIES MORE EFFICIENT, REDUCING DOWNTIME.UNFORTUNATELY, MANY COMPANIES‘ PROCEDURES FOR INDIVIDUAL MACHINES ARE INCONSISTENT OR UNCLEAR, USING VARIED SOFTWARE PROGRAMS AND FORMATS. EVEN WORSE, MANY COMPANIES SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE A FORMAL ENERGY CONTROL PROGRAM, LEAVING MANY WORKERS WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE OR TRAINING THEY NEED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL LO/TO PROCEDURES EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY. THE RESULTS OF THIS APPROACH CAN BE DISASTROUS:
  • IN JUNE 2001, A WORKER IN MARIETTA, GEORGIA, WAS TAMPING DOWN CARDBOARD INSIDE A COMPACTOR WHEN HIS FEET BECAME CAUGHT IN THE CARDBOARD. PINNED INSIDE THE MACHINE, BOTH OF HIS LEGS WERE SEVERED ABOVE THE KNEE WHEN THE MACHINE UNEXPECTEDLY RESTARTED. THIS MAN‘S TRAGEDY IS ONE OF MANY. BECAUSE OF THE FREQUENCY AND SERIOUSNESS OF THESE ACCIDENTS, OSHA INSPECTORS ARE SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO LOOK FOR DOCUMENTED PROCEDURES DURING LO/TO INSPECTIONS.
  • LO/TO VIOLATIONS ARE ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENT OSHA CITATIONS, LEADING TO COSTLY FINES FOR MANY COMPANIES – AND THAT‘S EVEN WITHOUT THE LOST PRODUCTIVITY, HEALTHCARE COSTS, AND POTENTIAL LITIGATION OF A WORK-RELATED INJURY OR FATALITY. IN THE CASE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, THE COMPANY WAS FINED $140,000, INCLUDING $70,000 FOR FAILURE TO USE DOCUMENTED LOCKOUT PROCEDURES TO RENDER THE COMPACTOR INOPERABLE WHILE THE EMPLOYEE WAS IN THE MACHINE‘S CHAMBER. COSTS FOR ONE CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT CAN SPIRAL INTO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. FAILURE TO LOCK OUT AND BLOCK OUT MACHINERY BEFORE WORKING ON IT IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF SERIOUS INJURY AND DEATH WITHIN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS. WORKERS ARE ELECTROCUTED—OR LOSE FINGERS, HANDS, ARMS – OR SUFFER SEVERE CRUSHING INJURIES BECAUSE MACHINERY IS INADVERTENTLY TURNED ON WHILE IT IS BEING MAINTAINED, REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED. THESE INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED BY ESTABLISHING AND USING AN EFFECTIVE LOCKOUT PROGRAM.
  • FAILURE TO LOCK OUT AND BLOCK OUT MACHINERY HAS CAUSED DEVASTATING INJURY AND DEATH TO WORKERS, AS THE FOLLOWING CASE HISTORIES INDICATE: THREE MEN WERE DOING MAINTENANCE INSIDE AN ASPHALT PUG MILL TYPE MIXER. ONE EMPLOYEE WAS STILL INSIDE THE MIXER WHEN THE POWER WAS TURNED BACK ON, THEREBY STARTING THE MIXER. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A COTTON GIN OPERATOR CLIMBED INTO A JAMMED COTTON CLEANER/SEPARATOR. THE TOGGLE SWITCH CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE GIN WAS TURNED OFF BUT NOT LOCKED OUT. FOR SOME REASON, SOMEONE ACCIDENTALLY TURNED THE MACHINE BACK ON, NOT KNOWING THE GIN OPERATOR WAS INSIDE THE GIN. THE OPERATOR'S LEFT LEG WAS PULLED THROUGH THE FEED ROLLERS. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A WAREHOUSEMAN WAS REPAIRING AN AIR-OPERATED VALVE WHICH HE HAD TURNED OFF BUT NOT DISCONNECTED AND LOCKED OUT. DURING THE REPAIR OPERATION HE SLIPPED AND INADVERTENTLY TURNED ON THE SWITCH WHICH LET AIR INTO THE VALVE. HIS HAND WAS CAUGHT AND CRUSHED IN THE VALVE. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE WAS CHANGING V-BELTS ON AN EXHAUST FAN. HE DE-ENERGIZED THE FAN BEFORE STARTING WORK. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT BLOCK THE BLADES OF THE FAN. THE SUCTION IN THE DUCT WORK TURNED THE FAN BLADES, AND HIS HAND WAS CAUGHT IN THE V-BELT DRIVE. CAUSE: FAILURE TO BLOCK OUT POTENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES.
  • BUT EVEN A LOCKED-OUT MACHINE MAY NOT BE SAFE IF THERE ARE PARTS OF THE MACHINE THAT ARE NOT BLOCKED TO PREVENT INADVERTENT MOVEMENT. POTENTIAL ENERGY THAT MAY NEED TO BE BLOCKED CAN COME FROM SUSPENDED PARTS, SUBJECT TO GRAVITY, OR MAY BE ENERGY STORED IN SPRINGS. IN A U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS STUDY ON INJURIES RELATED TO SERVICING EQUIPMENT, 80 PERCENT OF THE WORKERS SURVEYED FAILED TO EVEN TURN OFF THE EQUIPMENT BEFORE PERFORMING THE SERVICE WORK. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TURNING OFF A MACHINE AND ACTUALLY DISENGAGING OR DE-ENERGIZING A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. WHEN YOU TURN OFF A CONTROL SWITCH, YOU ARE OPENING A CIRCUIT. THERE IS STILL ELECTRICAL ENERGY AT THE SWITCH, AND A SHORT IN THE SWITCH OR SOMEONE INADVERTENTLY TURNING ON THE MACHINE MAY START THE MACHINE RUNNING AGAIN.
  • STATISTICS SHOW THAT OF THE 20 PERCENT OF THE WORKERS WHO DID TURN OFF THE MACHINERY, ABOUT HALF OF THEM WERE INJURED WHEN SOMEONE, GENERALLY A COWORKER WHO WAS UNAWARE THAT THE MACHINE WAS BEING SERVICED, ACCIDENTALLY REACTIVATED THE MACHINERY.
  • AND A FIFTH OF THOSE WORKERS WHO TURNED OFF THE CONTROL SWITCH WERE INJURED BY THE ENERGY STILL IN THE MACHINE WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLOCKED. THE MOVING PARTS OF THE MACHINE EITHER CONTINUED TO COAST, OR THE PARTS MOVED WHEN THE JAM-UP WAS CLEARED. AN ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA ILLUSTRATES THIS PROBLEM. A TABLE SAW WAS TURNED OFF, BUT THE SAW BLADE WAS STILL COASTING AND HAD NOT COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. AN EMPLOYEE BEGAN CLEANING THE MACHINE, AND HIS FINGER WAS AMPUTATED BY THE BLADE. OTHER ACCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED WHEN THE CONTROL SWITCH ON A MACHINE WAS TURNED OFF, BUT A SHORT IN THE SWITCH RESTARTED THE MACHINE. ACCIDENTS HAVE ALSO OCCURRED EVEN WHEN WORKERS DID TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS OF DISCONNECTING THE MAIN POWER SOURCE. BUT THEY DID NOT PERFORM A CRUCIAL STEP FOR A COMPLETE LOCKOUT PROCEDURE.
  • ACCIDENTS HAVE ALSO OCCURRED EVEN WHEN WORKERS DID TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS OF DISCONNECTING THE MAIN POWER SOURCE. BUT THEY DID NOT PERFORM A CRUCIAL STEP FOR A COMPLETE LOCKOUT PROCEDURE. THEY DID NOT TEST THE EQUIPMENT TO MAKE SURE THE MACHINERY WAS, IN FACT, DE-ENERGIZED. ONE CASE, THE LOCKOUT HAD BEEN DONE ON THE WRONG POWER LINE. IN ANOTHER CASE, A SECOND POWER LINE HAD BEEN SPLICED INTO THE WIRING BEYOND THE POINT OF THE LOCKOUT.
  • JUST SHUTTING OFF, UNPLUGGING, OR DISCONNECTING EQUIPMENT IS NOT ENOUGH… COMPLY WITH OSHA REGULATIONS, LOCK IT OUT! BEFORE REPAIRS, SERVICING, MAINTENANCE, OR SET-UP OF MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT CAN BEGIN, PREVENT THE UNEXPECTED — THE ACCIDENTAL START UP! PROCEDURES, DEVICES, AND PERSONNEL MUST BE SET IN PLACE TO PREVENT A SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH THAT COULD OCCUR WHEN SOMEONE THINKS SOMETHING IS SAFELY OFF. TO ENSURE MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT REMAIN OFF MEANS TO ESTABLISH A ―PROGRAM CONSISTING OF ENERGY CONTROL PROCEDURES, EMPLOYEE TRAINING, AND PERIODIC INSPECTIONS...”, AS DESCRIBED IN THE OSHA STANDARD. THE STANDARD ALSO IDENTIFIES PRODUCTS USED FOR LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, SUCH AS LOCKOUT DEVICES AND TAGOUT DEVICES.
  • HIGHLIGHTED HERE ARE SEVEN STEPS TO CREATING AN EFFECTIVE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM: 1. BE AWARE OF THE LOCKOUT REGULATIONS — BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS KNOWN AS THE CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT). 2. DEVELOP LIST OF MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT — SURVEY YOUR FACILITY FOR ALL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR REQUIRING LOCKOUT. 3. IDENTIFY & MARK ENERGY SOURCES & LOCKOUT POINTS — LOCATE AND DOCUMENT START UP AREAS OF ENERGY SOURCES, SUCH AS: • MECHANICAL • ELECTRICAL • HYDRAULIC • THERMAL • PRESSURE • PROCESS CONTROL • STORED ENERGY — GRAVITY — SPRINGS POST SIGNS, APPLY LABELS AND TAGS… …TO WARN AND IDENTIFY ENERGY SOURCE AREAS AND POINTS REQUIRING SHUT DOWN AND LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROCEDURES. 4. DETERMINE THE LOCKOUT CONTROLS — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT THE NECESSARY DEVICES THAT ISOLATE AND LOCKOUT ENERGY SOURCES, AND SECURE THEM FOR ON-SITE USE. STANDARDIZE THE DEVICES FOR VARIOUS FUNCTIONS FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION. 5. SET-UP LOCKOUT TRAINING & PROCEDURE PROGRAM — DEVELOP, STANDARDIZE, AND DOCUMENT THE LOCKOUT PROCESS — FOR EACH ENERGY SOURCE. IDENTIFY EMPLOYEES‘ LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM – THOSE THAT ARE MADE AWARE, AFFECTED, AND TO PERFORM THE LOCKOUT PROCEDURES. ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS. 6. IMPLEMENT THE LOCKOUT PROGRAM — INITIATE AND ENACT THE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM THAT FOLLOWS THE TRAINING PROCEDURES. POST REMINDERS AND HAVE THE NECESSARY LOCKOUT/TAGOUT DEVICES READILY AVAILABLE.7. REVIEW LOCKOUT PROGRAM — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT CHANGES TO EXISTING LOCKOUT PROCEDURES AND NEW ENERGY SOURCES THAT REQUIRE LOCKOUT. MAKE CORRECTIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAM. CONDUCT PERIODIC REVIEW OF LOCKOUT PROCEDURES (REQUIRED AT LEAST ANNUALLY) TO ENSURE THEY ARE UP TO DATE AND REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING MET.
  • HIGHLIGHTED HERE ARE SEVEN STEPS TO CREATING AN EFFECTIVE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM: 1. BE AWARE OF THE LOCKOUT REGULATIONS — BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS KNOWN AS THE CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT). 2. DEVELOP LIST OF MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT — SURVEY YOUR FACILITY FOR ALL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR REQUIRING LOCKOUT. 3. IDENTIFY & MARK ENERGY SOURCES & LOCKOUT POINTS — LOCATE AND DOCUMENT START UP AREAS OF ENERGY SOURCES, SUCH AS: • MECHANICAL • ELECTRICAL • HYDRAULIC • THERMAL • PRESSURE • PROCESS CONTROL • STORED ENERGY — GRAVITY — SPRINGS POST SIGNS, APPLY LABELS AND TAGS… …TO WARN AND IDENTIFY ENERGY SOURCE AREAS AND POINTS REQUIRING SHUT DOWN AND LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROCEDURES. 4. DETERMINE THE LOCKOUT CONTROLS — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT THE NECESSARY DEVICES THAT ISOLATE AND LOCKOUT ENERGY SOURCES, AND SECURE THEM FOR ON-SITE USE. STANDARDIZE THE DEVICES FOR VARIOUS FUNCTIONS FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION. 5. SET-UP LOCKOUT TRAINING & PROCEDURE PROGRAM — DEVELOP, STANDARDIZE, AND DOCUMENT THE LOCKOUT PROCESS — FOR EACH ENERGY SOURCE. IDENTIFY EMPLOYEES‘ LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM – THOSE THAT ARE MADE AWARE, AFFECTED, AND TO PERFORM THE LOCKOUT PROCEDURES. ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS. 6. IMPLEMENT THE LOCKOUT PROGRAM — INITIATE AND ENACT THE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM THAT FOLLOWS THE TRAINING PROCEDURES. POST REMINDERS AND HAVE THE NECESSARY LOCKOUT/TAGOUT DEVICES READILY AVAILABLE.7. REVIEW LOCKOUT PROGRAM — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT CHANGES TO EXISTING LOCKOUT PROCEDURES AND NEW ENERGY SOURCES THAT REQUIRE LOCKOUT. MAKE CORRECTIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAM. CONDUCT PERIODIC REVIEW OF LOCKOUT PROCEDURES (REQUIRED AT LEAST ANNUALLY) TO ENSURE THEY ARE UP TO DATE AND REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING MET.
  • HIGHLIGHTED HERE ARE SEVEN STEPS TO CREATING AN EFFECTIVE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM: 1. BE AWARE OF THE LOCKOUT REGULATIONS — BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE FEDERAL REGULATIONS KNOWN AS THE CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT). 2. DEVELOP LIST OF MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT — SURVEY YOUR FACILITY FOR ALL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR REQUIRING LOCKOUT. 3. IDENTIFY & MARK ENERGY SOURCES & LOCKOUT POINTS — LOCATE AND DOCUMENT START UP AREAS OF ENERGY SOURCES, SUCH AS: • MECHANICAL • ELECTRICAL • HYDRAULIC • THERMAL • PRESSURE • PROCESS CONTROL • STORED ENERGY — GRAVITY — SPRINGS POST SIGNS, APPLY LABELS AND TAGS… …TO WARN AND IDENTIFY ENERGY SOURCE AREAS AND POINTS REQUIRING SHUT DOWN AND LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROCEDURES. 4. DETERMINE THE LOCKOUT CONTROLS — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT THE NECESSARY DEVICES THAT ISOLATE AND LOCKOUT ENERGY SOURCES, AND SECURE THEM FOR ON-SITE USE. STANDARDIZE THE DEVICES FOR VARIOUS FUNCTIONS FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION. 5. SET-UP LOCKOUT TRAINING & PROCEDURE PROGRAM — DEVELOP, STANDARDIZE, AND DOCUMENT THE LOCKOUT PROCESS — FOR EACH ENERGY SOURCE. IDENTIFY EMPLOYEES‘ LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM – THOSE THAT ARE MADE AWARE, AFFECTED, AND TO PERFORM THE LOCKOUT PROCEDURES. ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS. 6. IMPLEMENT THE LOCKOUT PROGRAM — INITIATE AND ENACT THE LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM THAT FOLLOWS THE TRAINING PROCEDURES. POST REMINDERS AND HAVE THE NECESSARY LOCKOUT/TAGOUT DEVICES READILY AVAILABLE.7. REVIEW LOCKOUT PROGRAM — IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT CHANGES TO EXISTING LOCKOUT PROCEDURES AND NEW ENERGY SOURCES THAT REQUIRE LOCKOUT. MAKE CORRECTIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAM. CONDUCT PERIODIC REVIEW OF LOCKOUT PROCEDURES (REQUIRED AT LEAST ANNUALLY) TO ENSURE THEY ARE UP TO DATE AND REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING MET.
  • PART 3) HOW CAN ACCUFORM HELP? LOCKOUT DEVICES  TAGOUT TAGS  MACHINE-SPECIFIC PROCEDURES
  • WE PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE OFFERING OF LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PRODUCTS AND TRAINING SOLUTIONS. WE WANT TO HELP KEEP YOUR COMPANY IN COMPLIANCE WITH OSHA REGULATIONS – MORE IMPORTANTLY – WE WANT TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE! LET‘S START WITH THE LOCKOUT DEVICES:  ACCUFORM DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED THE STOPOUT LINE OF LOCKOUT DEVICES THESE AREN‘T JUST ―ME TOO PRODUCTS – THE STOPOUT LINE OF LOCKOUT DEVICES DELIVER LOCKOUT SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY PROTECT YOUR WORKFORCE. STOPOUT SOLUTIONS RANGE FROM THE UNIVERSAL SPOOLING CINCH LOCKOUT AND THE PRY-RESISTANT GATE VALVE LOCKOUT TO THE TRULY INNOVATIVE ―NO TOOLS REQUIRED CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT.
  • TO CHARACTERIZE THE ACCUFORM BRAND – IT‘S IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE OVERALL KEY VISUAL DESIGN ELEMENTS THAT MAKE THE ENTIRE STOPOUT LINE SO UNIQUE:  THE HARD ANGLES AND OCTAGONAL SHAPE GIVE THE DEVICES A DISTINCT LOOK AND FEEL THE DESIGN AND COLOR OF ALL THE STOPOUT DEVICES UTILIZE ANGULAR SHAPES TO INCORPORATE THE OCTAGON SHAPE OF A STOP SIGN – THE INTENT OF THE OCTAGON SHAPE IS TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE AUTHORIZED PERSON THAT THEY STOP – TAKE NOTICE – AND RECOGNIZE THE ITEM IS LOCKED OUT. OTHER KEY DESIGN FEATURES INCLUDE:  CHAMFERED EDGES  RUGGED TEXTURE  MATTE FINISHING  LIGHTLY COMPLEX SURFACES  BULKY APPEARANCE IN PLANE CHANGES  ERGONOMIC COLOR IDENTIFICATION  FAST APPLICATION ALL OF THIS IS MEANT TO PROVIDE A COMPLIANT SYSTEM OF DEVICES – EACH HAVING THEIR OWN BOLD, DISTINCT LOOK AND UNIQUE CHARACTER. HERE‘S A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE NEW STOPOUT LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PRODUCTS BY ACCUFORM:
  • SPOOL CINCH LOCKOUT – PAGE 505 LOCKOUT MULTIPLE DEVICES QUICKLY – SIMPLY AND NEATLY. THAT DESCRIBES THE UNIVERSAL SPOOLING CABLE LOCKOUT – BEING ABLE TO LOCK OUT MULTIPLE DEVICES AT ONCE – THE SPOOL CONTAINS AN INTERNAL CABLE SPOOLING FEATURE TO QUICKLY, SIMPLY AND NEATLY EXTEND AND LOOP THE SIX-FOOT CABLE THROUGH SEVERAL DEVICES TO LOCK THEM OUT. INSERT THE END OF THE CABLE BACK INTO THE CINCH LOCK DEVICE FOR IT TO CATCH TIGHT – WHEN THE UNMOVABLE CABLE IS PULLED TIGHT IT AUTOMATICALLY HOLDS AND WILL NOT RELEASE FROM THE SPOOL. SECURE THE DEVICE WITH UP TO TWO PADLOCKS (SOLD SEPARATELY) – A FIFTEEN-FOOT CABLE DEVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE. THIS IS THE ONLY STANDARD SIZE LOCKOUT DEVICE THAT WILL SPOOL THE CABLE ALL THE WAY INSIDE THE DEVICE FOR EASY STORAGE – NO MORE MESSING WITH LOOSE CABLES THAT CAN BECOME TANGLED AND TWISTED – AND THE RED FUNNEL CABLE FEEDER IDENTIFIES QUICKLY WHERE TO INSERT THE CABLE BACK INTO THE SPOOLING DEVICE.
  • SPOOL CINCH LOCKOUT – PAGE 505 LOCKOUT MULTIPLE DEVICES QUICKLY – SIMPLY AND NEATLY. THAT DESCRIBES THE UNIVERSAL SPOOLING CABLE LOCKOUT – BEING ABLE TO LOCK OUT MULTIPLE DEVICES AT ONCE – THE SPOOL CONTAINS AN INTERNAL CABLE SPOOLING FEATURE TO QUICKLY, SIMPLY AND NEATLY EXTEND AND LOOP THE SIX-FOOT CABLE THROUGH SEVERAL DEVICES TO LOCK THEM OUT. INSERT THE END OF THE CABLE BACK INTO THE CINCH LOCK DEVICE FOR IT TO CATCH TIGHT – WHEN THE UNMOVABLE CABLE IS PULLED TIGHT IT AUTOMATICALLY HOLDS AND WILL NOT RELEASE FROM THE SPOOL. SECURE THE DEVICE WITH UP TO TWO PADLOCKS (SOLD SEPARATELY) – A FIFTEEN-FOOT CABLE DEVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE. THIS IS THE ONLY STANDARD SIZE LOCKOUT DEVICE THAT WILL SPOOL THE CABLE ALL THE WAY INSIDE THE DEVICE FOR EASY STORAGE – NO MORE MESSING WITH LOOSE CABLES THAT CAN BECOME TANGLED AND TWISTED – AND THE RED FUNNEL CABLE FEEDER IDENTIFIES QUICKLY WHERE TO INSERT THE CABLE BACK INTO THE SPOOLING DEVICE.
  • GATE VALVE LOCKOUT – PAGE 506 PREVENT GATE VALVE HANDLES FROM BEING TURNED WITHOUT AUTHORITY – THE GATE VALVE LOCKOUT HAS A HINGED CLAMSHELL HOUSEING THAT FULLY ENCLOSES THE VALVE HANDLE AND PREVENTS UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. A UNIQUE PRY GUARD PREVENTS THE ABILITY TO INSERT A SCREWDRIVER IN BETWEEN THE HALVES TO PRY THEM APART. THE CENTER AREA IS THINNER ALLOWING FOR EASY DRILL-THROUGH TI FIT RISING STEM GATE VALVES.
  • COMES WITH AN EYE-CATCHING SAFETY LABEL WITH BOLD RED DIAGONAL STRIPES AND SPACE TO WRITE IMPORTANT LOCKOUT INFORMATION. AVAILABLE IN FIVE SIZES – THE TOUGH PLASTIC SHELL IS A BRIGHT HAZARD RED COLOR AND FEATURES THREE SHACKLE HOLES FOR SECURING PADLOCKS OR A GROUP LOCKOUT DEVICE (SOLD SEPARATELY)SURROUND GATE VALVE HANDLES AND PREVENT THEM FROM BEING TURNED – GET ASSURANCE THAT THE VALVE HANDLES WILL STAY IN THE DESIRED ―CLOSED OR ―OPEN ‗POSITION. PERSONALIZE-IT LABELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE GATE VALVE LOCKOUT DEVICES.
  • BALL VALVE LOCKOUT – PAGE 508 THIS UNIQUE AND EASY-TO-USE LOCKOUT HAS TWO WING-SPAN HALVES THAT HINGE TOGETHER FOR EASY SECURING OVER ANY CLOSED BALL VALVE HANDLE. THE DEVICE IS SECURED WITH A PADLOCK (SOLD SEPARATELY) THAT IS POSITIONED SO THE TAG IS ALWAYS ON TOP AND VISIBLE. ANOTHER UNIQUE FEATURE IS THE DEVICE WORKS WITH BALL VALVE HANDLES EITHER PERPENDICULAR OR PARALLEL TO THE PIPE. IN ADDITION – THE BRIGHT RED, HEAVY-GAUGE AND DURABLE PLASTIC RESISTS SOLVENTS, CRACKING, ABRASION AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES – AVAILABLE IN TWO DIFFERENT SIZES. STOP VALVES FROM BEING TURNED BY APPLYING THIS UNIQUE GULL-WING DESIGN BALL VALVE LOCKOUT. PERSONALIZE-IT LABELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE BALL VALVE LOCKOUT DEVICES.
  • STOP VALVES FROM BEING TURNED BY APPLYING THIS UNIQUE GULL-WING DESIGN BALL VALVE LOCKOUT. PERSONALIZE-IT LABELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE BALL VALVE LOCKOUT DEVICES.
  • UNIVERSAL BLOCKOUT WALL SWITCH LOCKOUT – PAGE 511 FLIP THE SWITCH – FLIP THE LOCKOUT – THIS DUAL-USE LOCKOUT DEVICE WORKS ON BOTH ROCKER, TOGGLE AND FLAT PADDLE SWITCHES TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ACTIVITY OF THE CIRCUIT. USING THE EXISTING SWITCH PLATE SCREWS TO ATTACH – THE LOCKOUT DEVICE FULLY ENCLOSES THE ENTIRE SWITCH IN THE DESIRED POSITION. TO LOCK OUT ACCESS – SIMPLY FOLD DOWN THE DOOR WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY A LIVING HINGE TO BLOCK ACCESS TO THE SCREWS AND PREVENTING REMOVAL OF THE DEVICE – THEN SECURE WITH A STANDARD PADLOCK (SOLD SEPARATELY). THE BRIGHT RED PLASTIC LOCKOUT CALLS ATTENTION TO THE LOCKOUT SITUATION. THE UNIVERSAL BLOCKOUT WALL SWITCH LOCKOUT IS UNIQUELY DESIGNED TO REMOVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ERROR BY ONLY ALLOWING THE DEVICE TO BE APPLIED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE DESIRED LOCK OUT POSITION – ON OR OFF.
  • 120/240 CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT – PAGE 514 THIS DURABLE PLASTIC CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICE FEATURES A BAR CLAMP DESIGN – ALLOWING THE LOCKOUT TO SIMPLY SLIDE ONTO A BREAKER SWITCH AND LOCK SECURELY INTO PLACE BY CLOSING THE HANDLE DOWN. THE DEVICE DOES NOT RELY ON A TRADITIONAL SCREW MECHANISM TO BE SECURED – IT CAN BE APPLIED WITH ONE HAND IF NEEDED. NO MORE FRUSTRATION WITH SMALL, DIFFICULT TO GRIP SCREWS – SIMPLY LIFT OPEN THE HANDLE, SLIDE THE DEVICE ON THE BREAKER BAR, THE UNIT USES TWO METAL JAWS FOR OPTIMUM SECURE GRIP – THEN RATCHET THE HANDLE DOWN TO QUICKLY SECURE THE DEVICE ONTO THE CIRCUIT BREAKER. SECURE WITH A STANDARD PADLOCK (SOLD SEPARATELY). THE CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT IS A VISIBLE SAFETY RED TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE LOCKED OUT SWITCH. CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT IS ALSO UNIQUELY DESIGNED WITH AN OCTAGON PEG WHICH ALLOWS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TAGS (SOLD SEPARATELY BELOW) TO BE SECURED DIRECTLY TO THE DEVICE. THE 120/240 CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICE INCORPORATES A UNIQUE LOCKOUT TAG THAT HAS BEEN EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED TO FIT INTO THE SMALL SPACES OF A CIRCUIT BREAKER BOX – THIS ALLOWS THE TAG TO MAINTAIN AN UPRIGHT AND EASILY READABLE POSITION. THE UNIQUE DESIGN OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICE ALLOWS FAST APPLICATION – A SECURE FIT – AND EASY REMOVAL. PERSONALIZE-IT LABELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICES.
  • THE 120/240 CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICE INCORPORATES A UNIQUE LOCKOUT TAG THAT HAS BEEN EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED TO FIT INTO THE SMALL SPACES OF A CIRCUIT BREAKER BOX – THIS ALLOWS THE TAG TO MAINTAIN AN UPRIGHT AND EASILY READABLE POSITION. THE UNIQUE DESIGN OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICE ALLOWS FAST APPLICATION – A SECURE FIT – AND EASY REMOVAL. PERSONALIZE-IT LABELS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKOUT DEVICES.
  • STOPPLUG A/C PLUG LOCKOUT – PAGE 512 LOCK OUT A MULTITUDE OF A/C POWER PLUG SIZES WITH THE STOPPLUG™ PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED, ACCIDENTAL ACTIVATION OF EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY FROM RE-ENGAGING THE POWER CORD. FIT THE PLUG THROUGH THE SIDE OPENING OF THE STOPPLUG™ LOCKOUT DEVICE TO COMPLETELY ENCLOSE THE PLUG AND SECURE WITH PADLOCK AND LOCKOUT TAG – RENDERING THE PLUG UNUSABLE. THE STOPPLUG FEATURES AN INSIDE PRY-GUARD EDGE TO PREVENT ACCESS TO THE PLUG. THE HEAVY-DUTY PLASTIC CASE IS DIELECTRIC AND ROHS COMPLIANT AND RESISTS TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS. A THICKWALL, HINGE-STYLE DESIGN CLOSES TO ALINE THE LOCK-HOLE TABS WHICH WILL EASILY ACCEPT EITHER A STANDARD PADLOCK OR LOCKOUT HASP (SOLD SEPARATELY). ONE SIZE ACCOMMODATES A VARIETY OF PLUGS TO FIT MOST MOST 110, 220, 550, 600 VAC PLUGS. THE OCTAGON ―STOP SHAPE AND SAFETY RED COLOR HELPS IDENTIFY THE DEVICE TO PREVENT ACCESS
  • MACHINE-SPECIFIC LOCKOUT ENERGY SOURCE ISOLATION PLACARDS AND TAGS – PAGE 516 ACCUFORM CAN ALSO HELP PRODUCE YOUR GRAPHICAL, MACHINE-SPECIFIC DIAGRAMS AND SOURCE TAGS – THESE ENERGY SOURCE ID PLACARDS ARE AFFIXED TO THE MAIN CONTROL PANEL OF A DESIGNATED PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. DOCUMENT AND SHOW VISUAL PROCEDURES TO CONTROL, ISOLATE AND LOCK OUT ENERGY SOURCES AS REQUIRED BY OSHA – SOURCE TAGS SHOULD BE FIXED TO EACH ENERGY SOURCE TO VISUALLY IDENTIFY EVERY CRITICAL ACCESS POINT WHERE DEVICES SHOULD BE PLACED PRIOR TO THE EQUIPMENT BEING LOCKED AND TAGGED. YOUR LOCKOUT/TAGOUT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE PRESENTED IN A STANDARDIZED, CONSISTENT AND CUSTOMIZED – EASY-TO-FOLLOW FORMAT – USE FULL-COLOR PHOTO IMAGES ON A VISUAL SIGN PLACARD AND PLACE THEM CONSPICUOUSLY RIGHT ON OR NEAR THE REQUIRED EQUIPMENT – PHOTOCOPIES CAN BE KEPT IN A LOG BOOK FOR DOCUMENTING MACHINE REPAIRS. THE PLACARD DISPLAYS ALL THE VISUAL IMAGES OF EACH ENERGY SOURCE ALONG WITH WRITTEN LOCKOUT AND TAGOUT PROCEDURES – THIS MAKES IT IDEAL WHEN THE EQUIPMENT OPERATES WITH MULTIPLE ENERGY SOURCES REQUIRING LOCKOUT ISOLATION. THE PLACARD DESIGN CLEARLY PRESENTS DOCUMENTED LOCKOUT PROCEDURES SO THAT THEY CAN BE EASILY FOLLOWED; ELIMINATING DOUBTS AND QUESTIONS FROM EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED PERSONEL.MAKE IT SPECIFIC TO EACH PIECE OF POWERED EQUIPMENT – EACH PIECE OF EQUIPMENT SHOULD HAVE A PLACARD OUTLINING ITS SPECIFIC LOCKOUT PROCEDURE. PROVIDE IMAGES OF THE ACTUAL ENERGY SOURCES WITH COLOR-CODED SYMBOLS FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION. PROMINENT LOCATION – PLACE EACH PLACARD ON OR NEAR THE EQUIPMENT TO ALERT THAT PROPER LOCKOUT PROCEDURES MUST TAKE PLACE DURING MAINTENANCE OR SHUT DOWN. SIZE SHOULD ALLOW FOR MAXIMUM LEGIBILITY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND IMAGES AND SINCE EVERY MACHINE IS DIFFERENT – PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC LOCKOUT / TAGOUT INFORMATION. USE THE PLACARDS TO GUIDE THOSE AUTHORIZED PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS THROUGH THE PROPER LOCKOUT PROCEDURES – THIS HELPS AVOID MISTAKES AND REDUCES POTENTIAL RISKS OF ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES. CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF MATERIALS – FROM ADHESIVE TO MAGNETIC, TO THE VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE ACCU-SHIELD™ MATERIAL WITH THE 15-YEAR GUARANTEE.
  • TAGGING IS ANOTHER EQUALLY IMPORTANT PART OF COMPLIANCE. TAGS ARE MEANT TO COMMUNICATE WHO IS WORKING ON THAT EQUIPMENT – THEY ARE ONLY TEMPORARY AND MUST BE USED ONLY ONCE – I SHOULD EMPHASIZE – ALWAYS USE NEW TAGS FOR EACH LOCKOUT/TAGOUT EVENT. ACCUFORM HAS HUNDREDS OF TAG FORMATS, MATERIALS AND LEGENDS IN STOCK. LOCKOUT TAGS ARE AVAILABLE IN FOUR (FIVE) MATERIALS:  PF_CARDSTOCK  RS-FLEXCARD  RP-PLASTIC  HS-LAMINATE  PERSONALIZED SITETAGS INCORPORATE IMAGES OF EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO WORK ON YOUR EQUIPMENT WITH SITETAGS. SITETAGS PROVIDE IMMEDIATE IDENTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION OF THOSE WORKING ON LOCKED OUT EQUIPMENT. SITETAGS ARE PERSONALIZED WITH A PHOTO AND INFORMATION OF THE WORKER – THE COMBINATION OF A PHOTO, PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND SAFETY MESSAGE ARE DIGITALLY PRINTED DIRECTLY ONTO THE SITETAG. SAVE TIME REQUIRED TO APPLY THE PHOTOS AND WRITE THE INFORMATION YOURSELF AND BE CERTAIN THE WORKER NAME AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION IS LEGIBLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OSHA REGULATIONS. THE SITETAG FEATURES: • A PULL-PROOF, 3/8" METAL GROMMET THAT FITS MOST PADLOCK SHACKLES • AN EYE-CATCHING RED AND WHITE DIAGONAL STRIPES • A ONE INCH (BY) ONE AND A QUARTER INCH PHOTO IS PRINTED DIRECTLY ONTO THE TAG • THE WORKER NAME AND DEPARTMENT IS ALSO PRINTED DIRECTLY ONTO THE TAG • SIGNIFICANT AREA IS INCLUDED TO WRITE-IN SPECIFIC INFORMATION
  • TAGS BY THE ROLL NEVER RUN OUT OF TAGS AGAIN – AN INNOVATIVE, CONVENIENT AND ECONOMICAL SOLUTION TO HAVE A LARGE QUANTITY OF TAGS READILY AVAILABLE – TAKE THE ROLL WHEREVER YOU GO! PF-CARDSTOCK TAGS ARE DIE-CUT SHAPED LIKE A TRADITIONAL TAG, YET CONNECTED END-TO-END WITH PERFORATIONS AND ROLLED INTO A PROTECTIVE CARDBOARD DISPENSER BOX – S SIMPLY PULL OUT THE TAG FROM THE DISPENSER BOX TO EASILY TEAR OFF.
  • SPECIALTY LOCKOUT TAGS: SELF-LAMINATING TAGS A SELF-ADHESIVE CLEAR POLYESTER FLAP IS INSTALLED AT THE TOP OF THE TAG TO PROTECT THE LEGEND AND MESSAGE AREA AFTER YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOUR NOTES. SIMPLY LIFT THE PROTECTIVE FLAP, WRITE YOUR NOTE, SIGN AND DATE THE TAG THEN PEEL OFF THE LINER AND SEAL THE FLAP OVER TO LAMINATE THE TAG – AVAILABLE IN PACKAGES OF 5 OR 25. LOOP-N-LOCKOUT TIE TAGS THE LOOP-N-LOCK TIE SECURES THE TAG TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS IN PLACE TO WARN OF A HAZARDOUS SITUATION. THE SELF-LOCKING PLASTIC TIE STRAP IS PERMANENTLY ATTACHED TO THE TAG AND INCLUDES AN EIGHT-INCH LONG, RIBBED TIE STRAP THAT ADJUSTS AND LOCKS FOR TIGHT SECURITY – RATED WITH A 50-LB PULL STRENGTH AND CAN ONLY BE CUT OR PULLED APART WITH
  • HERE ARE SOME OTHER POPULAR LOTO PRODUCTS THAT ARE CERTAINLY WORTH MENTIONING:  LADDER LOCKOUT  LADDER SHIELD  LADDER SHIELD WRAPS  ALUMA-TAG HASPS  GROUP LOCK BOXES  STEERING WHEEL MESSAGE COVERS  STEERING WHEEL MESSAGE COVER  LOCKOUT (ALUMINUM) HANGER CENTER BOARDS  LOCKOUT PROCEDURE STATION
  • TO CHARACTERIZE THE ACCUFORM BRAND – IT‘S IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE OVERALL KEY VISUAL DESIGN ELEMENTS THAT MAKE THE ENTIRE STOPOUT LINE SO UNIQUE:  THE HARD ANGLES AND OCTAGONAL SHAPE GIVE THE DEVICES A DISTINCT LOOK AND FEEL THE DESIGN AND COLOR OF ALL THE STOPOUT DEVICES UTILIZE ANGULAR SHAPES TO INCORPORATE THE OCTAGON SHAPE OF A STOP SIGN – THE INTENT OF THE OCTAGON SHAPE IS TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE AUTHORIZED PERSON THAT THEY STOP – TAKE NOTICE – AND RECOGNIZE THE ITEM IS LOCKED OUT. OTHER KEY DESIGN FEATURES INCLUDE:  CHAMFERED EDGES  RUGGED TEXTURE  MATTE FINISHING  LIGHTLY COMPLEX SURFACES  BULKY APPEARANCE IN PLANE CHANGES  ERGONOMIC COLOR IDENTIFICATION  FAST APPLICATION ALL OF THIS IS MEANT TO PROVIDE A COMPLIANT SYSTEM OF DEVICES – EACH HAVING THEIR OWN BOLD, DISTINCT LOOK AND UNIQUE CHARACTER. HERE‘S A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE NEW STOPOUT LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PRODUCTS BY ACCUFORM:
  • SUMMARY: SO LET‘S LOCK IT UP… FINISH THE JOB SAFELY, STAY IN COMPLIANCE AND EFFECTIVELY PROTECT YOUR WORKERS WITH STOPOUT – BY ACCUFORM – THE COMPLETE LINE OF LOCKOUT DEVICES, TAGS, MACHINE-SPECIFIC DIAGRAMS AND TOTAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS. LET STOPOUT HELP KEEP YOUR COMPANY IN COMPLIANCE WITH LOCKOUT/TAGOUT REGULATIONS AND FINISH THE JOB SAFELY! TO LEARN MORE – WATCH THE ONLINE WEB VIDEO – VISIT: WWW.ACCUFORM.COM/STOPOUT AND IF YOU‘RE NOT SURE – GIVE US A CALL! IT IS OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NECESSARY TOOLS AND TRAINING SKILLS TO IDENTIFY YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND INCREASE YOUR REVENUE – BACKED BY OUR 100% ―YES WE CAN‖ CUSTOMER SERVICE ATTITUDE! THERE WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION TODAY – WE RECORD ALL OUR WEBINARS SO YOU CAN GO BACK AND CATCH DETAILS WHICH YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THE FIRST TIME – OR SHARE IT WITH SOMEONE ELSE – THE LINK IS : WWW.ACCUFORM.COM/WEBINARS
  • FAILURE TO LOCK OUT AND BLOCK OUT MACHINERY HAS CAUSED DEVASTATING INJURY AND DEATH TO WORKERS, AS THE FOLLOWING CASE HISTORIES INDICATE: THREE MEN WERE DOING MAINTENANCE INSIDE AN ASPHALT PUG MILL TYPE MIXER. ONE EMPLOYEE WAS STILL INSIDE THE MIXER WHEN THE POWER WAS TURNED BACK ON, THEREBY STARTING THE MIXER. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A COTTON GIN OPERATOR CLIMBED INTO A JAMMED COTTON CLEANER/SEPARATOR. THE TOGGLE SWITCH CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE GIN WAS TURNED OFF BUT NOT LOCKED OUT. FOR SOME REASON, SOMEONE ACCIDENTALLY TURNED THE MACHINE BACK ON, NOT KNOWING THE GIN OPERATOR WAS INSIDE THE GIN. THE OPERATOR'S LEFT LEG WAS PULLED THROUGH THE FEED ROLLERS. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A WAREHOUSEMAN WAS REPAIRING AN AIR-OPERATED VALVE WHICH HE HAD TURNED OFF BUT NOT DISCONNECTED AND LOCKED OUT. DURING THE REPAIR OPERATION HE SLIPPED AND INADVERTENTLY TURNED ON THE SWITCH WHICH LET AIR INTO THE VALVE. HIS HAND WAS CAUGHT AND CRUSHED IN THE VALVE. CAUSE: FAILURE TO DISCONNECT POWER SOURCE AND LOCK OUT. A MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE WAS CHANGING V-BELTS ON AN EXHAUST FAN. HE DE-ENERGIZED THE FAN BEFORE STARTING WORK. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT BLOCK THE BLADES OF THE FAN. THE SUCTION IN THE DUCT WORK TURNED THE FAN BLADES, AND HIS HAND WAS CAUGHT IN THE V-BELT DRIVE. CAUSE: FAILURE TO BLOCK OUT POTENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES.
  • Accuform's StopOut™ Webinar

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    4. 4. 30-Minutes… Including Questions
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    8. 8. Online at Accuform.com/webinars</li></ul>Safety Training & Development<br />Accuform Signs<br />
    9. 9. Today’s Agenda<br /> PART 1<br />Why is Lockout/Tagout so Important?<br /> PART 2<br />A Closer Look at The Lockout/Tagout Procedure<br /> PART 3<br />How Accuform Signs Can Help<br />
    10. 10. Part 1<br />Why is Lockout/Tagout So Important?<br /> • A Standard Overview<br /> • Compliance is Critical<br />
    11. 11. An Accident Waiting to Happen<br />
    12. 12. 1910.147<br />The Control of Hazardous Energy<br />
    13. 13. 3 Case Histories<br />
    14. 14. Lockout/<br />Blockout?<br />
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    17. 17. TEST<br />
    18. 18. Part 2<br />A Closer Look at the Lockout/Tagout Procedure<br />
    19. 19. 7 Steps to LOTO to <br />Lockout/Tagout Compliance<br />1. Be Aware of Regulations<br />2. Develop List of Machinery<br />3. Identify & Mark Energy Sources<br />
    20. 20. 7 Steps to LOTO to <br />Lockout/Tagout Compliance<br />4. Determine Lockout Controls<br />5. Set-up Training & Procedure Program<br />6. Implement the Program<br />
    21. 21. 7 Steps to LOTO to <br />Lockout/Tagout Compliance<br />7. Review the Lockout Program<br />
    22. 22. Part 3<br />How Can Accuform Signs Help?<br /> • Lockout Devices<br /> • Tagout Tags<br /> • Machine Procedures<br />
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    26. 26. Only standard size lockout device that spools cable all the way inside<br />
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    28. 28. Add included label to the Gate Valve Lockout...or Personalize It!<br />
    29. 29. Uniquely designed with the user in<br />mind<br />
    30. 30. Add a label to the<br />Ball Valve Lockout<br />
    31. 31. Flip the switch…flip the Lockout! Unique reversible up or down installation for on or off placement<br />
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    33. 33. Incorporates a unique Lockout Tag designed to fit into the<br />Circuit Breaker Lockout<br />
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    35. 35. Energy Source <br />Isolation Placards<br />
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    39. 39. Unique Lockout Solutions developed with customers just like you!<br />
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