Health and Safety: Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) in the Wind Energy Industry
According to OSHA, approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year across all industries. Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation. This document will provide a better understanding of LOTO in the wind energy industry.