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This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment. Course topics include types of hazardous energy, detecting hazardous conditions, implementing control measures as they relate to the control of hazardous energy, developing and implementing energy control programs including written isolation procedures, training of authorized and affected employees, and periodic inspection of energy control procedures using the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard.

This Lockout/Tagout training provides the basic guidelines for developing a lockout / tagout program for the workplace as well as an overview of the general industry standard 29 CFR 1910.147. This standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which their “unexpected” energization, start up or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. Energy may consist of gravitational, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and kinetic.

This training is not intended to be totally inclusive of the OSHA standard or does not alter the standard but to give employers a better understanding of the standard and control procedures. Employers should obtain a copy of the standard and develop their own site-specific policy for lockout / tagout procedures on machines and equipment.

Upon course completion the student will have the ability to explain the importance of energy control programs, procedures, training, audits and methods of controlling hazardous energy.

Lock-Out/Tag-Out Plus (NAVY)
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Contains all the information and goals of the standard LOTO course identified above and the specific requirements for contractors working for the United States Navy with regards to LOTO.

  • Machine Guarding – 4 hours – his course will help you become familiar with a wide variety of common machinery and the associated hazards of the machinery along with related safety standards and appropriate guarding methods including protection about hazardous energy sources (lockout/Tagout). Participants will learn to apply hazard recognition concepts on a site inspection using a process of identifying and evaluating the machinery and machine guarding hazards; researching the related standards; and exploring hazard abatement options. Participants learn to identify common machines and associated hazards found within a broad spectrum of industries, identify hazards that occur around machinery, including, but not limited to, woodworking equipment, metal-working equipment, and mechanical power presses, recognize additional hazards common to abrasive wheels, power transmissions, mills, and calendars, as well as portable tool safeguarding, select appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard, and present options to achieve abatement.
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