***LOCKOUT / TAGOUT / BLOCKOUT*** A Top Priority in Manufacturing

Our Safety focus this month turns to LOTO.  Working on any equipment without first isolating all sources of energy is hazardous duty.  Our plants are full of equipment powered by 480 VAC which has enormous killing power when handled carelessly.  Pressurized air is frequently used to power gates, mixer doors, and valves.  Many types of energy are employed in the manufacturing process and all of them have the power to injure.  During this month we will be in refresher training on all aspects of our LOTO programs and training on the written Machine-Specific LOTO procedures that are in place for our various equipment streams and processes.  May we all commit to taking every precaution possible as we go about our daily work on equipment that can and will hurt us if we are not completely focused on Safety.

CalOSHA Training Requirement    Lockout/Blockout

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