AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • Safety Awareness: Lockout/Tagout

    June 04, 2019
    About 3 million workers in the U.S. are employed to repair or service equipment and machinery. OSHA reports that the number of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) deaths each year ranges from 150 to 200 people. Additionally, each year about 60,000 LOTO accidents occur. To prevent these accidents from happening, follow planned LOTO procedures. Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is a safety procedure used to ensure proper shut-off and prevent the inability to start up machines prior to completion of maintenance or repair…

  • Lockout/Tagout: What to Know

    April 25, 2018
    Working with machines and energy sources can be dangerous and requires authorized employees to perform Lockout/Tagout procedures. The term Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) refers to safety procedures ensuring the proper shut-off of machines and energy sources. Further, LOTO ensures equipment remains powered off until the completion of the maintenance or service work. The following lists includes some common types of hazardous energy: Electrical Thermal Gravitational Chemical Stored Motion Hydraulic…

  • Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    December 15, 2017
    Lockout/Tagout procedures are used to control hazardous energy when making repairs or adjustments to machinery or other types of equipment. Types of Hazardous Energy: Electrical Thermal Pneumatic Chemical Stored Gravitational Hydraulic Motion Risk of not properly utilizing a Lockout/Tagout program: Chemical Exposure Burns Amputations Crushed by/between Fractures Procedures for locking out equipment: Make sure all affected employees are notified. Run through normal shutdown procedures. Place all…