Lockout/Tagout Compliance in Texas
Texas is well known for being big. In fact, Texas is the second largest population in the US and is the largest state in the lower 48. With a population approaching 30 million (census ’13), Texas also has some of the biggest cities with Houston topping the list as the largest in Texas and 4th largest in the US.
Like many other states, Texas has a rich history with some polarizing conflicts. After the civil war ended, Texas experienced a long period of overall economic stagnation, but one industry stayed strong – cattle. While cattle still remains an integral part of the Texan culture, another industry sprouted up at the turn of the 20th century that changed everything – oil. When oil was discovered and strong oil demand surged, they provided the perfect conditions to fuel an economic boom like no other.
Today, Texas ranks at the top of the list with California and New York for most Fortune 500 companies. As Texas continues to grow in population, the businesses grow in quantity and diversity. Some of the strongest industries in Texas are agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers/electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences.
When it comes to the workplace safety, Texas is unfortunately very low on the list for performance. Some speculate that the rapid growth fuels construction which is one of the most hazardous industries, however many of the deaths are unrelated to the construction and are easily preventable with proper understanding of hazardous energy control (lockout-tagout).
For up to the minute data on accidents and workplace fatalities in TX, visit TDI.TEXAS.GOV
To understand what Texas is looking for with lockout/tagout, look no further than the federal OSHA standards as they have adopted them as their ruling body. Click here for information pertaining to TDI’s take on lockout/tagout: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/videoresource/stphazenrg.pdf
ESC understands the intricate complexities with Texas’s fast growing industry which is why thousands of satisfied companies, many in Texas, have chosen ESC to create their lockout/tagout program for them.
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As a recap, ESC services all locations in Texas. Texas has a federally run OSHA program and ESC specializes in customizing your lockout/tagout procedures to not only exceed OSHA federal lockout/tagout regulations, but also to meet your satisfaction as the most efficient, easy to follow, and visual procedure possible.
Contact ESC today for a quote to help your workplace become compliant and visually instructive.
About the Federal Lockout/Tagout Regulation in Texas:
The State of Texas is under federal OSHA jurisdiction.
To learn more about the federal lockout/tagout regulation, please click here.