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Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO)

Tags: MIIA Tech Talks

LO/TO has been one of OSHA’s Top10 most cited regulations for several years. This course will include: the elements of a lockout/tagout program; identifying the types of energy addressed by a LO/TO program; review of the seven steps of shutdown and five steps to return a piece of equipment or machine to operation; authorized and affected employees; understanding that the written Lockout/Tagout Program is not the procedure for releasing energy of the equipment/machinery, and the MA Department of Labor Standards LO/TO templates.

Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO)

Participants will work in small groups to develop the outline of a written LO/TO program, and a written procedure for releasing energy from a piece of equipment or machine at their workplace. To accomplish these tasks, participants are requested to bring an operating manual for one or two pieces of equipment or machinery used in their workplace. Each group will choose an operator’s manual from those available and the group will identify 2-4 sources of energy and isolation procedures; develop an outline for a written LO/TO program for the equipment/machinery; identify affected and authorized employees; determine the seven steps of shutting down the equipment/machine; identify the types of LO/TO equipment necessary (i.e. locks, tags, valve covers, circuit breaker locks, etc.).

 

In addition, if a written LO/TO program used in the participants’ workplace is available please bring a copy of the document to class. If a written LO/TO procedure for the equipment or machinery is available the participant may also bring that to class.


 

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bridget McGuinessBridget McGuiness has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to her work here with MIIA, Bridget was the NESHAP Asbestos Program Compliance and Enforcement Engineer with Region 1 EPA; she has been self-employed as an environmental consultant, expert witness and trainer; and as a trainer with The New England Consortium (TNEC) at UMass Lowell.

 Training Resources

 

 

29 CFR 1910.147 Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout OSHA regulation)

OSHA website-Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

OSHA Standards Interpretations for lockout/tagout regulation

MA Department of Labor Standards SOP for a Lockout/Tagout program

OSHA E Tool on Lockout Tagout

Youtube Master Lock Video on OSHA Lockout Tagout

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout and Other Means)

Small Business Safety and Health Handbook  (pages 36-37 for Lockout/Tagout)

Additional Resources 

 Verifying lockout/tagout electrically safe status

 

 

 

Contact your Risk Management Representative to discuss requests for specific programming

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