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Measures to control the hazards of stored energy, including energy control procedures, LOTO devices, training and communication and periodic inspections. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best resources – to access them, click here.

Youngstown steel mill workers were exposed to crushing, amputation, and fall hazards. Proposed OSHA penalties total $94,000.

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Leaving the conveyor running while workers cleared a confined shredder discharge pit, because it was thought to increase efficiency, cost man his life.

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Leaving the conveyor running while workers cleared a confined shredder discharge pit, because it was thought to increase efficiency, cost man his life.

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It’s not enough to provide LOTO training; you must prove you did.

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Make this true horror story part of your training to get workers to take LOTO seriously.

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Which of these 2 lockout arrangements complies with the OSHA rules–and which one violates them?

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OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program, which focuses on facilities with a higher than average illness and injury rate, fines manufacturing co. $106,000.

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OSHA’s national emphasis program on amputations and noise found 21 serious violations at a Salem lumber company, including LOTO and seat belt hazards.

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Over half of this manufacturing company’s workers are temporary; the hazards there both repeat and threaten permanent injury. OSHA has fined them $207,100.

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Concrete co. fined $303,900 after a temporary worker was crushed while trying to clear a pneumatically powered discharge gate, which had not been isolated.

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