Hazardous energy

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Hazardous energy in occupational safety and health is any source of energy (including electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, hydraulic, and pneumatic sources of energy) that "can be hazardous to workers", such as from discharge of stored energy.[1][2] [3] Failure to control the unexpected release of energy can lead to machine-related injuries or fatalities. The risk from these sources of energy can be controlled in a number of ways, including access control procedures such as lockout-tagout.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Control of Hazardous Energy". Occupational Safety and Health Administration. United States Department of Labor.
  2. ^ Safety, Government of Canada, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and. "(none)". www.ccohs.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  3. ^ Safety, Government of Canada, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and. "(none)". www.ccohs.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  4. ^ "Using lockout and tagout procedures to prevent injury and death during machine maintenance". 2011-04-01. doi:10.26616/NIOSHPUB2011156. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "NIOSH alert: preventing worker deaths from uncontrolled release of electrical, mechanical, and other types of hazardous energy". 1999-08-01. doi:10.26616/NIOSHPUB99110. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Parker, David L.; Yamin, Samuel C.; Xi, Min; Brosseau, Lisa M.; Gordon, Robert; Most, Ivan G.; Stanley, Rodney (January 2016). "Findings From the National Machine Guarding Program". Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 58 (1): 61–68. doi:10.1097/jom.0000000000000594. ISSN 1076-2752. PMC 4961089. PMID 26716850.

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