Case Study 7-09803
IET’s Safety audit of all Injection molding operations and sub-assembly stations revealed the opportunity to create, update and install machine specific Lockout placards for all equipment as required by OSHA.
Global manufacturer and supplier of a wide variety of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim and structural and functional applications to leading automobile manufacturers.
IET engineers created a format and obtained buy-in as to how the procedures would be documented. IET audited the entire facility, identified deficiencies and immediately started creating LEVEL 1 - Safety Lockout Procedures for the Injection molding departments that were submitted for appropriate approval.
The next step was to create/submit Lockout Energy Control Placards to achieve a complete controlled energy state for all injection molding equipment and sub-assembly equipment. Each placard contained specific steps for shutting down, isolating and blocking sources of energy. Upon final approval and sign off from the facility management, IET then proceeded to laminate each lockout placard and secure them throughout the facility.