What is lockout/tagout and why is it important?

By Martin Tauber

This Fundamentals Series presentation offers an overview of lockout/tagout (LOTO) and how to prevent workplace injuries.

Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which many may not recover. Identifying and adhering to safety procedures that can help to prevent workplace injury just makes sense. This presentation addresses the definition of lockout/tagout, general industry standard 29 CFR 1910.147, the five main causes of LOTO injuries, and prescribed lockout/tagout procedures.

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Read thes articles to learn more about Martin Tauber and his break room training:

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Martin Tauber is the 5S/TPM coordinator and trainer at the APF plant in Maine. He has been in the maintenance field for over 40 years and has worked in all phases of the trade. Martin started writing maintenance procedures 5 years ago after seeing a lack of consistency in procedures. He has had two papers published," Break Through Training" and "How to Develop and Write a Repeatable Mechanical Procedure," and has presented these papers at a SMRP conference and a NFMT Conference.
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