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Lockout / Tagout

Energy isolation Lockout/tagout (LOTO) is another high-priority safety topic.  Under standard LOTO, before a worker can enter a protected area of a machine, all energy must be dissipated and machine-status verified.  The standards define “de-energized” as disconnecting all energy sources from the machine and ensuring no circuits contain residual stored energy.  For fluid power, this requires a manually operated energy-isolation valve that must:
•  Have a secure and tamper-resistant method of lock attachment
•  Be located outside the protected area in an easily accessible location 
•  Have a method for employees to verify energy dissipation prior to entering the protected area
•  Not be used in normal production
•  Have a full-size exhaust port (ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2006, CSA Z142-02) 
•  Be positive acting (only two possible positions)
•  Be easily identifiable
•  Can only be locked in the off position
And, of course, companies must have a written policy and train affected employees. 
ROSS CONTROLS® L-O-X® Lockout and Exhaust Valve for LOTO
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