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Protect Your Workers from Electrical Hazards Using Lockout/Tagout

By Sally Murdoch

Lockout/tagout programs require education and tools

The essence of lockout/tagout (LO/TO) is turning off equipment, disconnecting its power supply, and locking the power supply in its disconnected state until maintenance work is done. However, this only scratches the surface; making lockout/tagout work involves creating a lockout/tagout program for your facility.

Graphic Products is hosting a Lockout/Tagout for Electrical Safety webinar, to be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. PST, and will be hosted 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 register online for the lockout tagout webinar, which will be followed by a live Q & A session.

Participants will learn about the four basic steps to creating an effective lockout/tagout program, including:

  • Training your workers
  • Creating a step-by-step plan for each piece of equipment
  • Providing the tools to get the job done
  • And follow up with routine check-ups and revisions

Graphic Products is the home of DuraLabel label and sign printers, perfectly suited for making customized arc flash labels and lockout/tagout procedure signs. For a thorough resource on lockout/tagout, download a free guide to Best Practices for Lockout/Tagout.

Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) Webinar for Electrical Safety
Brian McFadden Moderates Lockout/Tagout for Electrical Safety webinar

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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