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MFD Safety Program

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Machine Tools

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Personnel authorized to use specific equipment

  • Equipment specific approval will be listed on each worker's STA

Equipment Custodian Responsibilities

Each piece of major equipment in MFD has an equipment custodian. Usually this is the shop supervisor, but not always. Richard E. Atkinson maintains a database with all major MFD equipment.

Equipment custodians are responsible for:

  • Evaluating possible energy sources on the machine, and if necessary, providing a written Equipment Lockout Procedure.
  • Ensuring the equipment is maintained in safe working order, including all necessary machine safeguarding.
  • Locking out unsafe equipment.
  • Controlling access to the equipment to ensure that it is only operated by qualified personnel.

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Last update: October 28, 2013