A recent survey of arc flash injury victims showed that 94% of those interviewed believed the incident could have been prevented. Of all the different ways of preventing electrical exposure incidents, the most frequently-mentioned method was simply to “turn the power off,” which is the essence of lockout/tagout (LO/TO).
Graphic Products is hosting a webinar entitled Lockout/Tagout for Electrical Safety, to be held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:30 am PST, and will be moderated by Compliance Specialist Brian McFadden. This webinar will show participants how to improve electrical safety for everyone in a facility, especially those working with machinery. Interested participants may watch the lockout tagout webinar, which will be followed by a live Q&A session.
Participants will learn about:
- The hazards of electrical work
- The requirements and recommendations that affect that work
- Building a lockout/tagout program to meet requirements
- Alternative steps to take when lockout/tagout simply isn’t feasible
You can visit the Graphic Products online store for padlocks, accessories, kits, tags and lockout devices. For a thorough resource on lockout/tagout that you can keep at your fingertips, click on the link for your free lockout tagout guide.
Brian McFadden, Compliance Specialist and Technical Writer
One of Graphic Products’ regulatory experts, Brian McFadden hosts the company's informative webinars and has led a course on electrical hazard labeling at the EasyPower World conference. He holds an OSHA-30 certification in general industry safety and compliance, and serves as an active member of the safety committee at the company’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Fascinated by metallurgy, Brian is an aspiring metalsmith who builds armor in his spare time.
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Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication. Founded in Beaverton, Oregon in 1970, Graphic Products places safety and protection of human lives as its number one priority. The company's full line of safety products and services are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking. Visit GraphicProducts.com or call 888.326.9244 to improve your facility’s safety and productivity.