Length: 8 Hours
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 3,279 citations and $3,217,970 in lockout / tag-out violation fines in 1999, making it the second most frequently cited topic. Locking and/or tagging out equipment is essential because it protects employees from unexpected start up while service work is being performed.
This course is designed to meet the OSHA requirements for training authorized, affected, and other employees. The primary audience for the course is authorized employees who perform lockout/tag-out operations.
The course also serves an overview of safety procedures for affected and other employees. Employees need to know why, when, and how they must comply with lockout/tag-out requirements. This course provides instruction in awareness, lockout/tag-out devices, standard lockout/tag-out procedures, and special lockout/tag-out procedures.
Note: Some states have regulations that supplement the OSHA standard. To be sure you meet any additional lockout/tag-out requirements, check your state’s laws.
Regulation: 29 CFR 1910.147
The primary audience for the course is authorized employees who perform lockout/tag-out operations. The course also serves as an overview of safety procedures for affected and other employees.
Course Objectives (To ensure that employees can safely and effectively isolate potentially hazardous energy sources. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to):
- Evaluate the regulatory standards that govern the control of hazardous energy (1 hour)
- Identify hazardous energy sources and use appropriate energy-isolating devices (3 hours)
- Describe the procedures for conducting a lockout/tag-out (2 hours)
- Identify special lockout/tag-out circumstances and what procedures to follow (2 hours)