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The use of lockout tagout in the production process is not very common. This is because safety accidents during maintenance are habitually attributed to individuals. In addition, the safety system construction of enterprises and factories is not perfect, and the knowledge of lockout tagout is not enough. Lockout tagout is to protect employees who are using and maintaining equipment by isolating and locking electrical switches and pipeline valves, to achieve the purpose of avoiding accidents and creating a safe working environment. Now, let me introduce in detail what is the importance of lockout tagout.
Here is the content list:
The importance of industrial safety
The role of warnings
Situations where lockout tagout is required
In recent years, with the rapid development of industry, equipment and facilities have been used more and more widely in the production process of enterprises. Lockout tagout not only greatly improves labor productivity and reduces product manufacturing costs, but also can replace people in performing some more dangerous jobs in places or regions with harsh environments, improve people's working environment, and reduce people's hazards in the work process.
Lockout tagout is to use lockout tagout tags to warn others, to warn workers that isolated power supplies or equipment cannot be operated casually. The safety lockout solution can guarantee the safety of production. The benefits that lockout tagout can bring to the enterprise include: reducing medical expenses and employee salaries; avoiding fines; reducing legal proceedings; reducing equipment wear and low productivity; avoiding high insurance costs.
To prevent the device from starting up suddenly, lockout tagout should be used to mark and lock it. To prevent the sudden release of the remaining power, it is best to mark and lock it with a safety lock. When it is necessary to remove protective devices or other safety facilities, lockout tagout tags should be used for marking and locking. When a part of the body may be jammed by the machine, the working area should be labeled and locked. Electrical maintenance personnel should use the circuit breaker safety lock when performing circuit maintenance. When cleaning or lubricating machines with moving parts, machine maintenance personnel should use safety locks such as machine switch buttons. In many cases, as long as danger isolation is required, lockout tagout is required for marking and locking.
According to statistics, about 10% of industrial accidents are caused by improper control of dangerous power sources. US OSHA data shows that there are approximately 250,000 accidents related to this every year, of which 50,000 cause injuries and more than 100 are fatal. Studies have shown that a safety lockout solution can reduce the casualty rate by 25-50%. Therefore, not only must hazardous energy isolation and lockout tagout be implemented, but also must be standardized.
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