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Thinkstock#174434658. Proper lockout/tagout procedures can protect workers while working on equipment

Proper lockout/tagout procedures can protect workers while working on equipment.

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Working long hours, using a variety of tools and equipment, heavy lifting, heights, chemicals, weather, and confined spaces can lead to hazard exposure such as the following:

  • Falls.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Contact (skin/eye/inhalation) with liquid or gaseous refrigerants, water treatment products, and other hazardous chemicals.

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  • Being struck by (overhead loads, moving equipment, flying debris).
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Contact with pests (bites, stings) and work areas contaminated with biological waste (feces, nests).
  • Electricity.
  • Heat illness.
  • Loud noises.
  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Weather.

Hazards like these can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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