Lockout/Tagout in Hialeah, FL
As one of the largest cities in the state of Florida, Hialeah has developed into a significant economic center for a wide variety of industries. Once a major center of manufacturing and clothing industries, Hialeah’s economy has modernized to include electronics and technology. As the economy has shifted, businesses have remained adaptable and continue to hold the safety and health of their employees to the highest standards.
One of the most important components of an occupational health and safety program is a business’s lockout/tagout program and the State of Florida has chosen to adopt the Federal OSHA regulations allowing the federal government to handle the management, inspection, and enforcement of workplace conditions. The federal OSHA program applies to all employers in both public and private sector industries, excluding federal employees. 29 CFR 1910.147 is the standard which covers the control of hazardous energy, or lockout/tagout, and ensures that all employees are protected from harm during the servicing and maintenance of equipment. This is achieved by requiring all equipment to be isolated from all sources of energy that may cause the accidental energization or startup of the machine resulting in damage or injury.
It is important to remember that though not all businesses have manufacturing floors, the possibility for injury still exists while servicing support equipment such as water heaters, pumps, boilers, fire-suppression equipment, air handler units, and dock doors and levelers.
When developing a lockout/tagout program for any industry, the following components are required for compliance:
- Energy Control Procedures
- Employee Trainings
- And Periodic Inspections
Proper energy control procedures and training for employees authorized to perform lockout/tagout and machine operators affected by lockout tagout will ensure that your equipment and employees are safe from injury and harm during service or maintenance. Periodic inspections allow these procedures and policies to be reviewed regularly confirming that your lockout program is up to date, accurate, and used properly by your employees. When these components are properly applied, your lockout/tagout program will be efficient, compliant and most of all provide a safe and controlled environment for your employees to conduct their service and maintenance work.
ESC Services is a global provider of lockout/tagout services and has extensive experience working in a wide range of industries in the Hialeah area. For more information on how ESC Services can help your business achieve compliance and increase lockout/tagout efficiency, please contact us.