WETHERSFIELD – Knowing how to properly disable or shut down equipment before service or maintenance activities can make the difference between safe working procedures and serious injury, according to the state Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Lockout/tagout procedures that should be used to prevent the release of hazardous energy during equipment shutdowns will be outlined during a workshop on April 12 sponsored by CONN-OSHA.
Running from 10 a.m. to noon, the session will be held at the agency’s central office, 200 Folly Brook Blvd. in Wethersfield.
“Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration studies show that compliance with lockout/tagout procedures prevent an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries per year,” said CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist Catherine Zinsser, who will conduct the session.
The workshop includes a review of federal standards that set forth safety requirements for people working with machinery containing “hazardous energy.”
No admission will be charged, but preregistration is required. Contact Zinsser at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the session or for additional information.