This course is centered around the requirements outlined in the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) regulation. Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall satisfy requirements for training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.147 and CAL OSHA 3314 regulations.
What is Lockout Tagout?
Lock Out, Tag Out (lockout tagout, or LOTO) is a safety procedure used to reduce the risk of industry accidents associated with machine repair by ensuring that machines are properly powered down and can’t be restarted until maintenance is fully completed.
Why is Lock Out Tag Out Training Important?
A common cause of workplace deaths in California is the attempted use of machinery that is undergoing maintenance. Most industrial machinery relies on moving parts to effectively do their job. However, these machines don’t slow down when encountering body parts, meaning personnel must be extra cautious when attempting to do maintenance of any kind.
When a machine is being repaired, maintained, or otherwise worked on, proper lock out tag out procedure must be implemented to prevent accidental injury or death from human hands or body parts getting stuck, fumes in the vicinity, and/or flying debris in the workspace. Becoming lock out tag out compliant ensures that your business has people on-site to properly monitor shut down procedures. LOTO training procedures prevent an estimated 50,000 injuries and 120 deaths every year, with an average recuperation time of 24 workdays for lockout tagout injured personnel.
What to Expect from Hawkeye’s Lock Out Tag Out Training Program:
Our Lock Out Tag Out training course is taught by safety experts, Don Moschella and Lenny Lucero. Together, they’ll guide your team towards a safer procedure for handling machinery, reducing the risk of an on-site injury or death. The class involves hands-on demonstrations and a collaborative discussion about your workplace’s specific lock out tag out safety needs. The LOTO training course can also be taken as a Train-the-Trainer course.
Lock Out Tag Out Course Learning Objectives:
- Define Lockout Tagout, and understand when it is used
- Understand the roles/responsibilities of all personnel involved with LOTO, including users, employers, and other involved individuals.
- Know the various types of lock out tag out training, and how each type applies to the workplace.
- Identify the three parts of a LOTO program including the development of a written program, training of employees, and how/when to implement lock out tag out procedures.
- Understand the different types of energy that could be encountered using LOTO, including potential energy, kinetic energy, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and water/gas energy.
- Gain an understanding of lock out tag out equipment (locks, restraints, and tags) and identify which equipment must be locked and tagged
- Know how/when to properly apply locks and devices as part of a LOTO program, along with understanding the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of locks and tags
- Be able to list the steps of proper lock out tag out procedure
Lock Out Tag Out Steps:
- Notification of affected individuals
- Awareness and control of energy hazards (including blanking and bleeding off energy)
- Orderly shutdown of equipment
- Proper LOTO application
- Perform repair or maintenance
- Remove equipment used and LOTO equipment
- Proper equipment restart
- Notification of completion to affected individuals
Are you ready to make your workplace safer?
Click below to register for Hawkeye Safety’s OSHA compliant Lock Out Tag Out training course. Classes are offered in-person or at your worksite for full customization.