Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout / Tagout)

lockouttagout_240x556Failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries. Proper lockout/tagout education gives workers the understand of the handling and avoidance of hazardous energy.

What is hazardous energy?

Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers.

This course provides information about control of hazardous energy and work under a lockout/tagout permit. The intent of the course is to provide information on lockout/tagout processes and the significance of of lockout/tagout devices. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objective are to: define terms commonly used in a lockout/tagout program, describe specific lockout/tagout techniques commonly used in a lockout/tagout program, and recall standard lockout/tagout procedures.

Duration: 2 hours

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