TVH in the Americas (TVH), provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry, is dedicated to workplace safety. One often overlooked piece of safety equipment is the Lock-Out Box or Group Lock-Out Boxes. These boxes meet the OSHA standards for controlling hazardous energy sources and are a simple yet effective way to keep your employees safe.
Lock-Out Boxes help to minimize workplace injuries by preventing the use of unsafe and malfunctioning facility equipment, water and gas outlets. Each employee will put their keys to the equipment that is undergoing maintenance into the lock-out box and then place their own personal padlock on the box. Once the maintenance has been completed the employees will remove their padlock from the box. After all work has been completed, and all employees have removed their padlocks, only then will the keys to the equipment be accessible. This ensures that the equipment will not be able to be turned on before all maintenance has been completed and it is functioning properly.