Articles in Category: Lockout / Tagout

How to protect your hands against arc flash?

How to protect your hands against arc flash?

What’s an arc flash?

An arc flash is an electric explosion that can happen along energized equipment such as an air conditioner, conveyor or even a lightbulb. When electrons move on a conductor back and forth – like on a wire – a small area outside of that conductor is energized. Voltage can push those electrons off the conductive surface and on the atoms in the air. These atoms become ions because they now have an electric charge.

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Lockout: Social Responsibility, Productivity and Reputation of Companies

Lockout: Social Responsibility, Productivity and Reputation of Companies

The 2014 statistics of The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada established that a total of 2.5 fatal accidents occur in Canadian workplaces each day. In addition to these deaths, 239,643 accident reports or work-related illnesses are added daily to that number. Severe accidents are often caused when a body part makes contact with live or mechanical parts of moving equipment, hazardous chemical products or pressurized fluids that are suddenly released.

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Are you afraid of implementing a lockout system?

Are you afraid of implementing a lockout system?

Lockout is an essential component to eliminate accident risks by cutting out all hazardous energy sources from the equipment. You also need a lockout procedure, a reference document indicating a series of vital information such as the lockout work sequence and the unlocking procedure.

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Lockout saves lives

Lockout saves lives

Proper lockout ensures the safety of employees that operate equipment. The death rate is too high when the implemented system is defective.

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