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Whitepaper: Lockout Strategies for the Unique Challenges faced by Healthcare Campuses

Hospital Safety Insider, November 28, 2018

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Lockout and tagout are often considered requirements for industrial environments. But with today’s accident trends showing that many serious injuries and fatalities occur in non-industrial settings, more and more healthcare institutions are becoming concerned about the safety of their maintenance personnel and contractors.

The OSHA regulation to control hazardous energy during service and maintenance activities applies to all places of employment, and certainly, the machinery-intensive nature of hospitals, clinics and educational centers are not exceptions. Formal lockout practices are of paramount importance for healthcare complexes where a wide range of maintenance activities, equipment types, and potential environmental and mechanical hazards abound.

This whitepaper outlines current challenges, impacts, and best practice guidelines for keeping your healthcare campus safe, secure and OSHA-compliant.

You will learn about:

  • Four lockout best practices for healthcare complexes
  • The unique equipment requiring lockout in the healthcare environments
  • Employee training requirements and strategies
  • Engaging your tradespeople and contractors to fully participate in your lockout program
  • Grouping techniques for efficiently documenting lockout procedures
  • Auditing methods for specialized environments

Click here to access your free whitepaper!

 



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