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The 5 Levels of Arc Flash Protection

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 13, 2017 7:30:00 AM
Benjamin Franklin could be considered the pioneer of arc flash protection with his invention of the lightning rod. His experiments not only proved that lightning was electricity, but his lightning rods protected homes and saved lives by safely grounding the electricity. Just as our use of electricity has increased ... Read More

Topics: Arc Flash, Lockout/Tagout, PPE

What's in your LOTO Kit?

Posted by Medsafe on Apr 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM
Imagine working on a jammed conveyor belt that starts up while being fixed, or getting caught while trying to clean a fan blade. Issues like these are among the most commonly cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Roughly 10% of serious accidents in many industries are due to the ... Read More

Topics: Lockout/Tagout

Why And When: The Rules Of Lock-Out Tag-Out

Posted by Medsafe on Mar 30, 2017 8:10:00 AM
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.—Eleanor Everet While Eleanor Everet is spot on about safety being a state of mind, sometimes gadgets are necessary. This is especially true in sectors that work with dangerous machinery. When maintenance and upkeep need to be completed on such high-risk machines, the ... Read More

Topics: Lockout/Tagout, Facility Safety

10 Things You Need to Know about LOTO Compliance

Posted by Medsafe on Feb 6, 2017 9:10:00 AM
Let’s just start with the basics. First of all, we’re talking about Lockout/Tagout safety procedures when we use the term “LOTO”. It’s not to be confused with LOTTO, as in lottery- where you spend dollar after dollar for a chance to win millions so you never have to think about LOTO compliance ever again. Read More

Topics: Lockout/Tagout, Facility Safety

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