Lockout / Tagout Training
Any type of energy can be a serious hazard, especially if it is released
unexpectedly while someone is servicing or maintaining equipment. Energy can be from various sources;
electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical. This training is designed to meet OSHA requirements 29 CFR
1910.147 and to help the employees understand the importance of energy control and how to apply energy
isolation through Lockout/Tagout or LOTO.
This class instructs employees in general
work practices related to Lockout/Tagout and specific instruction regarding equipment in your facility. Meets 29
CFR 1910.147 guidelines.
OSHA Standard 1910.147
Training and communication.
The employer shall provide training to
ensure that the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the
knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage, and removal of the energy controls are acquired
by employees. The training shall include the following:
Each authorized employee shall receive
training in the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, the type and magnitude of the energy
available in the workplace, and the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and
Each affected employee shall be instructed
in the purpose and use of the energy control procedure.
All other employees whose work operations
are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized, shall be instructed about the
procedure, and about the prohibition relating to attempts to restart or reenergize machines or equipment which
are locked out or tagged out.
When tagout systems are used, employees
shall also be trained in the following limitations of tags:
Retraining shall be provided for all
authorized and affected employees whenever there is a change in their job assignments, a change in machines,
equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or when there is a change in the energy control
Additional retraining shall also be
conducted whenever a periodic inspection under paragraph (c)(6) of this section reveals, or whenever the
employer has reason to believe that there are deviations from or inadequacies in the employee's knowledge or use
of the energy control procedures.
The retraining shall reestablish employee
proficiency and introduce new or revised control methods and procedures, as necessary.
The employer shall certify that employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date. The
certification shall contain each employee's name and dates of training.