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Dallas, TX, United States, 2010/10/20 - Scott Meador, of Shermco Industries, will moderate a presentation and discussion on “Lockout/Tagout” at the AWEA Health & Safety Workshop at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, Oct. 27 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm.
Scott Meador, vice president of Shermco Industries, an industry leader in electrical safety, maintenance and repair for wind energy systems, will moderate a presentation and discussion on “Lockout/Tagout” at the American Wind Energy Association Health & Safety Workshop at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, Oct. 27 from 10:15 am. – 12:15 pm.
The presentation will provide attendees a unique opportunity to examine and learn from others’ LOTO procedures, and compare with their current programs. Following the presentation, a distinguished panel of wind industry professionals will discuss the applicability of OSHA’s LOTO requirements to the wind industry, the challenges of implementing the standard and how modifying the standard can meet the industry’s needs.
“Whether it’s routine maintenance or emergency repair, having proper procedures in place when shutting down and restarting machines and equipment is imperative to a safe working environment,” said Meador. “Hopefully, this presentation and discussion will help more wind system operators continue to work toward an exemplary and compliant safety program.”
The AWEA Health & Safety Workshop is an opportunity for health and safety professionals in the wind industry to deepen their understanding of occupational safety challenges and solutions.
AWEA is a national organization that helps promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; the Machine Services Division and the Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin, Cedar Rapids, Houston, Sweetwater, and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 350 full-time employees. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.