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What Is Potential Energy and What Are the Hazards?

Potential energy is energy that is stored in an object and can be dangerous to workers when released unexpectedly. This video describes possible sources of potential energy in your workplace, and illustrates ways to control the energy to reduce the risk to your workers.

For more information and resources, see De-energization & lockout and Safeguarding.

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Publication Date: Dec 2020 File type: MP4 (129 MB) Asset type: Video