Controlling Exposure to Hazardous Energy while Performing Servicing and Maintenance vs. Demolition or Construction
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  *Other-Not Listed Company/Contractor, Idaho Falls, ID

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Operations, Hazardous Energy Control

Disconnecting energy sources to create an air gap is never an acceptable substitute for lockout/tagout for performing servicing or maintenance of systems, equipment, or components. Application of lockout/tagout to mitigate potential hazardous energy sources during the performance of servicing and maintenance will protect the worker from the unexpected energization or startup of the system, equipment, or component upon which the work is being performed.

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