Heartland Coop: Lockout Tagout

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A voiceover explaining lockout tagout, a safety procedure used by Heartland Coop.

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Young Adult (18-35)


North American (General)


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when you're working on or near potentially hazardous energy, you can't afford to take any chances with safety, unexpected energizing or startup of machines or equipment or release of stored energy can occur when you least expect it and failure to take precautions can cause serious injury or even death. Hazardous energy is all around us. In electrical equipment, in overhead runway conductors or in underground utilities director indirect contact with hazardous energy may cause electrical shock or other injuries to ensure safety when performing service or maintenance on machines or equipment. You can protect yourself by first isolating the energy and ensuring continued isolation with a key style padlock and warning tag. The procedure is called lock out tag out and it could save your life. Lock out tag out must be used whenever work is performed near or on equipment or circuits which are or may be energized. This procedure eliminates risk of injury to both the person working at the energy source as well as employees who may be working nearby. A lockout device provides protection by holding the energy isolating device in the safe position, thus preventing the machine or equipment from becoming energized. A tag out device protects by identifying the energy isolating device as a source of potential danger. It indicates that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the tag out devices removed. Tag out devices carry warnings such as do not start. Do not open. Do not energize and do not operate, and they include the name of the person who placed the tag out device on the equipment. Locks and tags are placed on the energy isolating device of the equipment that is any mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy. The energy isolating devices, usually the power disconnect that allows the equipment to operate at Heartland coop. There are many areas of the facilities that require the employees to utilize the lockout procedures, including grain bins, pumps and motors, grain legs in the event of a choked leg or conveyor. Along with utilizing a sufficient lock out, tag out program, the employees have to utilize the company's confined space policies and procedures as well. These two policies go hand in hand when working around grain bins and grain legs.