Manufacturing operations use equipment that may be powered by or contain hazardous energy sources such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, or thermal energy. During repair or maintenance processes an unexpected release of energy could injure or even kill a worker.
A lockout program should include:
- Documented identification and inventory of hazardous energy sources
- Hazard identification/risk assessment
- Adequate procedures for lockout and de-energization
- Training and supervision of all workers at-risk