NIOSH announces new online resources for lockout/tagout in manufacturing

Website features guidance, recommendations for effective programs

Posted October 17, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced new online resources from the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council, which are designed to help businesses safeguard employees from the release of hazardous energy during service and maintenance activities. NORA is a partnership program developed by NIOSH that identifies workplace safety and health issues that require more attention and research.

Members of the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council reviewed, adapted, and compiled resources to create the website as a guide to help businesses start or improve and maintain their existing hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout) program. The failure to develop and use hazardous energy control procedures is one of OSHA’s annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations.


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