Lockout and tagout (lockout/tagout) activities are important for those employees who are servicing or maintaining machines or equipment. When performing this work, they may be exposed to serious physical harm or death if hazardous energy is not properly controlled. There are approximately 3 million workers who service equipment and face these risks. Lockout/ tagout compliance helps prevent an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.
Thomas A. Domitrovich
Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP, is vice president of technical sales at Eaton, as well as an electrical engineer. He is actively involved with various electrical industry organizations, focusing on the continued growth of electrical safety. He sits on NFPA Code Making Panel 2 for the continued development of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).