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Safety Minute: Rushing Causes Errors

Safety Minute

Employees are nine times more likely to make a lockout/tagout error when they are rushing.



Lockout/tagout is a safety procedure where locks and tags are applied to a machine’s power source. Employees turn off the power and lock the switch before working on a piece of equipment, preventing it from being started and injuring them.

Not Rushing

Average number of incorrect lockout/tagouts: 9 out of 1,000 performed


Average number of incorrect lockout/tagouts when employee is rushing: 81 out of 1,000 performed

This Safety Minute was prepared by Larkin Communication ( in partnership with CEP


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