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What is Permit to Work Systems (PTW)

What is Permit to Work Systems (PTW)

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Permits to Work (PTW) A permit-to-work system is a formal written system used to control certain types of work that are potentially hazardous. A permit-to-work is a document which specifies...
Lockout Tagout Mistakes That Can Lead To Injury or Death

Lockout Tagout Mistakes That Can Lead To Injury or Death

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and standards regarding lockout/tagout are aimed at protecting the workplace, staff and machinery from accidents that may occur during maintenance or...
LockoutTagout Safety Programs and Procedures

Lockout/Tagout Safety Programs and Procedures

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An Employer Is Responsible For Creating An Appropriate Written Lockout Tagout Program. It should involve putting in place appropriate Lockout / Tagout procedures. This will include Locking Off Procedures, Tagout...
Six Steps Of LOTO Safety & LockoutTagout Procedures

Six Steps Of LOTO Safety & Lockout/Tagout Procedures

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Lockout/Tagout A Lockout/Tagout procedure or method should include the following six steps: 1. Preparation 2. Shutdown 3. Isolation 4. Lockout/Tagout 5. Stored energy check 6. Isolation verification Let’s have a look at the each of these steps...
The Purpose of LockoutTagout & LOTO Safety

The Purpose of Lockout/Tagout & LOTO Safety

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When machines or equipment are being prepared for service or maintenance, they often contain some form of “hazardous energy” that can cause harm to people in the area. When we...
What Are the Consequences of Not Reporting Work Hazards

What Are the Consequences of Not Reporting Work Hazards?

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Little problems often become big problems if no one takes the initiative to correct them. If your employees don’t bother to report a malfunctioning machine or a slip-and-fall hazard,...
The Top 9 Reasons Workers Don’t Report Near Misses

The Top 9 Reasons Workers Don’t Report Near Misses

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Here are the top nine reasons, workers often don't report near misses: 1. Fear Believe it or not, fear actually may be the least common reason workers avoid reporting near misses....
Why Workers Fail To Report Hazards & Injuries

Why Workers Fail To Report Hazards & Injuries

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Workers have a right to a safe workplace and should speak up about unsafe conditions. That is the message from OSHA and many workplace safety programs. Yet workers sometimes see...
3 Reasons Workplace Hazards Go Unreported

3 Reasons Workplace Hazards Go Unreported

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In this article we look at 3 common reasons why workplace hazards go unreported: 1. Culture: Group Thinking When humans are put into groups we are less likely to take action or...
How to Review the Safety Controls

How to Review the Safety Controls

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Review the Safety Controls The control measures that you put in place should be reviewed regularly to make sure they work as planned. Don’t wait until something goes wrong. There are...

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