OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy standard (29 CFR 1910.147) mandates training, inspections, and recordkeeping to ensure that workers will not be injured by unexpected start-up or release of energy from a machine or piece of equipment during service or maintenance.
Whatever your role in lockout/tagout, you need to understand the reasons for lockout/tagout and know the established procedures. Lockout/Tagout: Put a Lock on Hazardous Energy is designed to raise your awareness about the importance of lockout/tagout and teach you both when and how to follow the procedures every time they're needed.
After completing this course, learners 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