Lockout/Tagout: Put a Lock on Hazardous Energy

Overview: Workers performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment may be exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization, startup of the machinery or equipment, or release of stored energy in the equipment.

The Lockout/Tagout standard requires the adoption and implementation of practices and procedures to shut down equipment, isolate it from its energy source(s), and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed. It contains minimum performance requirements, and definitive criteria for establishing an effective program for the control of hazardous energy. However, employers have the flexibility to develop lockout/tagout programs that are suitable for their respective facilities.

Standard(s) Covered: 1910.147 – Subpart J

Attendees will be able to:
• Identify sources of hazardous energy
• Describe the three different types of employees recognized in a lockout or tagout program
• Distinguish lockout from tagout
• Explain how to perform lockout and tagout procedures
• Use a group lockout device safely
• Recognize exceptions to lockout and tagout requirements

Lockout/Tagout: Put a Lock on Hazardous Energy covers the following topics:

Control of Energy
• Hazardous Energy
• How Accidents Happen
• OSHA Regulations
• Who is Involved

Lockout Basics
• Definition
• When to Use Procedure
• Steps: Apply Lockout
• Steps: Remove Lockout
• Lock Requirements

Tagout Basics
• Definition
• When to Use Procedure
• Steps: Apply Tagout
• Steps: Remove Tagout
• Tag Requirements

Special Cases
• Group Lockout & Group Tagout
• Shift Change
• Vehicle Lockout/Tagout
• Exceptions
• Authorized Person is Unavailable