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Examine how you control hazardous energy in your facility. Do you have a specific set of personnel who are exclusively authorized to lockout equipment? Have you identified every source of hazardous energy and posted appropriate signage to alert staff of its location?
One of 1,000+ injuries in 3 1/2 years at one worksite
August 2, 2015
A 56-year-old employee of furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. had his right ring finger amputated because the company has continued to ignore safety requirements to protect workers from moving machine parts. The company also failed to report the injury to OSHA, as required.
Master Lock Safety Solutions™ will focus on safety awareness and offer the industry’s leading safety products when the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2015 Expo is held June 7-9 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
A 58-year-old maintenance worker was killed after he was pinned between a scrap metal table and a railing at Hussmann Corp.'s Bridgeton facility, an OSHA investigation found. The agency said the company failed to prevent the table from lowering unintentionally*.
Employees at Formed Fiber Technologies LLC's Auburn manufacturing plant use a variety of machines, including robots, to make polyester carpets and thermoformed trunk liners for the automotive industry. An inspection by OSHA, begun in September 2014, has found these workers at risk of injuries because their employer did not ensure proper safeguards on the machines they operate.
Year after year, citations for Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) failure continue to make the top ten list of OSHA violations. While overall citations decreased in 2014, failure to LO/TO showed the least improvement, arriving in sixth place.
A 49-year-old machine operator was fatally crushed while reaching into an extrusion press to remove unprocessed aluminum parts because his employer, BRT Extrusions Inc., failed to ensure the machine's power was fully off so that it would not turn on during maintenance, a procedure known as lockout/tagout.