Each year many accidents are caused by machinery and equipment in various workplaces. These accidents have resulted in serious injuries and even death. One major cause of such accidents is the unexpected start-up (energizing )of equipment during maintenance or servicing. Employees know during normal operations that energy is being supplied to the equipment and to follow proper safety rules. When shut down for maintenance or repairs though, employees expect the energy flow to the equipment to be interrupted, disconnected, or shut-off. Lockout/Tagout addressed this issue.
This unexpected release of energy is a major hazard during servicing or maintenance. After turning a machine off, employees must also turn off all energy sources and make sure they cannot be released unexpectedly. There are procedures to follow for safe lockout of equipment.
This training course will help employers in providing the proper and necessary OSHA required training concerning LOTO safety. This course will take you approximately 30 minute to complete and will cover the following topics:
- What is lockout/tagout
- Training of lockout/tagout procedures
- Authorized employees
- Affected employees
- Standards for locks and tags
- Procedures for lockout/tagout
- Procedures before locks and tags removed
- Procedures for special lockout/tagout occasions