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Close-up image of a mechanical safety device.
Close-up image of a mechanical safety device. The mechanical safety device is an energy isolating device because it physically prevents movement of the platen during setup and/or adjustment. All blocking and pinning devices are used in accordance with established energy control (lockout/tagout) procedures. An important point to consider in the design of mechanical safety devices is that they must be able to withstand the forces exerted by the hazard without presenting a hazard themselves.

[Photo description: Photo includes a red metal brace wedged in between two moving parts preventing them from coming together.]
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