OSHA lockout Tagout Training - Our 6-hour live online instructor-led electrical safety course guides you through appropriate lockout - energy control procedures, how and when to use them - and guidelines on safe restart.
Each and every day, North American electrical workers are exposed to electrical hazardous energy from industrial machinery, equipment and processes. Companies have an obligation to comply with applicable regulatory lockout tagout standards, establish methods for achieving a zero energy state and prevent the inadvertent (accidental or negligent) startup of machinery, equipment or processes in order to protect electrical workers.
Lockout is defined in the Canadian standard CSA Z460-13 "Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout and Other Methods" as the "placement of a lockout device on an energy-isolating device in accordance with an established procedure." A lockout device is "a mechanical means of locking that uses an individually keyed lock to secure an energy-isolating device in a position that prevents energization of a machine, equipment, or a process."
Proper lockout tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases is governed in the United States by the OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147) for general industry outlines measures for controlling different types of hazardous energy. The OSHA LOTO standard establishes the employer's responsibility to protect workers from hazardous energy. Employers are also required to train each worker to ensure that they know, understand, and are able to follow the applicable provisions of the hazardous energy control procedures.
Lockout tagout standards provides for decision-making flexibility regarding hazardous energy control. "Other Methods", when used, are based upon risk assessment and application of the classic hazard control hierarchy.
Every workplace requires constant maintenance. Installation, repair, and servicing of equipment and machines, although routine, always holds an element of danger for personnel performing the tasks.
Injury can occur as a result of the inadvertent startup of machines, equipment or processes, contact with live circuits or an unexpected release of stored energy.
Avoid these hazards. Effective lockout procedures isolate energy and control machinery and equipment - helping to protect the operators, maintenance personnel and the machines themselves.
Training on Lockout Tagout Devices
If tagout devices are used, further training on tagout systems need to emphasize that:
OSHA lockout Tagout Training General requirements
Training must ensure that the purpose and function of your energy control plan are understood and that employees gain the needed knowledge and skills to safely apply, use, and remove hazardous energy controls. Minimum training must include:
Affected employees must be instructed on the:
Other employees must be instructed about:
OSHA lockout Tagout Training - Control of Hazardous Electrical Energy - Lockout and Other Methods was developed due to a lack of understanding and measurable consistency in the field regarding Lockout principles and also by the rapidly changing technology and automation related to complex industrial machinery. This standard establishes requirements and performance objectives for procedures, techniques, designs and methods for the effective control of Hazardous Energy.
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6-Hour Live Online OSHA lockout Tagout Training Course Outline
Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.
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Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.
CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.
This course earns 0.6 CEUs.