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.
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 (www.larkin.biz) in partnership with CEP.
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