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Don’t Always Put Safety First

Make sure you put safety activities in the correct place in the work flow.

We hear “Safety first” so much, we can mistakenly put safety activities in the wrong place in the work flow.

Let’s say you are performing the quarterly preventive maintenance procedure on an important motor. Among the tasks required are insulation resistance testing, motor lubrication, and measuring the motor starter contact resistance. You need to perform lockout/tagout for these tasks. Safety first, so you do that before doing anything else, right?

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