The Florida 49er

IFPS Central Florida Newsletter 

 November 12, 2012 

 Planned Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 15th
6:30 P.M.
4H Building

 Benefical Sites  

Meeting Hosts


Applied Technologies

Florida Motion Controls

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Chapter News

 The next chapter meeting is at 6:30 pm on November 15th at the 4H Building, Orange County Extension Services, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812. This meeting will be dedicated to sponsorships offered to a number of local schools FIRST competition teams. The sponsorship money offered this year by the chapter will be supplemented by additional funds from the IFPS at the national level. This means the chapter can offer increased sponsorship incentives to these schools who participate in this event for the 2013 season.


In addition, our Chapter will be putting a presentation together to give to the kids. We'll be teaching basic fluid power and the presentations from the teams will be different this year by focusing more on fluid power. Make time to come to this fun event and bring your knowledge to the table!


Safety Tip

 OSHA's general requirements for controlling hazardous energy during service or maintenance of machines or equipment is called Lockout/Tagout. This refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. The following are some of the significant requirements of a Lockout/Tagout procedure required under a Lockout/Tagout program.

  • Only authorized employees may lockout or tagout machines or equipment in order to perform servicing or maintenance.
  • Lockout devices (locks) and tagout devices shall not be used for any other purposes and must be used only for controlling energy.
  • Lockout and Tagout devices (locks and tags) must identify the name of the worker applying the device.
  • All energy sources to equipment must be identified and isolated.
  • After the energy is isolated from the machine or equipment, the isolating device(s) must be locked out or tagged out in safe or off position only by the authorized employees.
  • Following the application of the lockout or tagout devices to the energy isolating devices, the stored or residual energy must be safely discharged or relieved.
  • Prior to starting work on the equipment, the authorized employee shall verify that the equipment is isolated from the energy source, for example, by operating the on/off switch on the machine or equipment.
  • Lock and tag must remain on the machine until the work is completed.

Only the authorized employee who placed the lock and tag must remove his/her lock or tag, unless the employer has a specific procedure as outlined in OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standard.

Committee Elections


This year there will be a number of committee members up for re-election including a newly created position for certification. This gives all members an opportunity to join the committee and be part of the team to continue the work in 2013. If you want to be part of next year's team or have an active role in the local chapter or wish to be a host for a future meeting, then please submit your name by replying to the email address of this newsletter and plan to be at the first meeting of the year in January at Disney for the elections.  

Submitted by Jamie Vokes, Membership Liason IFPS Chapter 49.

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