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Solid Waste: Lockout Tagout – SS10035AE (13 min.)

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1
Energy sources in the solid waste industry may be different than in other industries.
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OSHA defines an energy source as : Any source of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other energy.
3
Lockout Tagout protects people and prevents serious injuries.
4
The duration of the repair dictates if Lockout/Tagout must be implemented.
5
Electricity isthe only form of energy that needs to be locked or blocked.
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Truck beds must be locked out during maintenance if they need to be raised.
7
If jacks are used to secure an open door or bed, hydraulic energy does not need to bled off.
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Employees trained and authorized to perform lockout/tagout on any refuse vehicle shall be certain regarding which specific controls to apply to their particular vehicle
9
After disabling all energy sources, you should attempt to operate the normal operating controls to make certain the equipment will not move or operate.
10
Packer blades should never be operated while anyone is inside the body area.