Valve and Pneumatic Lockout Devices
After electrical energy, fluids and gases are the next most significant hazard when it comes to Hazardous Energy in the workplace. The hazard can come from many different factors, including:
- Fluids and gases often travel in pipes at a tremendous pressure, which can cause bodily injury if released inappropriately.
- Fluids and gases are often corrosive substances which can cause damage to the eyes or the skin if exposed through contact, or can damage the respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts if inhaled or ingested.
- Fluids and gases often travel through pipes at temperatures that can cause injury if they are released accidentally and a worker is exposed.
Isolating fluids and gases during Lockout/Tagout in Compliance with OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.147 can be challenging due to the variety of components that can provide the necessary isolation, usually valves and pneumatic fittings. DEenergize has the following available types of devices to lock out electrical energy sources found in workplaces: