Hazardous Energy Control

Machines and equipment are “energized” and potentially hazardous when connected to an energy source or when they contain residual or stored energy. Energy becomes hazardous when it builds to a dangerous level or is released at a magnitude that could cause harm. In performing work on this equipment, this course will teach you the purpose and use of a lockout/tagout program, the methods and procedures involved in effective lockout/tagout, and the responsibilities of all individuals that affect or are affected by lockout/tagout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the main types of hazardous energy.
  • Describe the purpose of an energy control program.
  • Define the responsibilities of the individuals impacted by a lockout/tagout program.
  • Indicate methods and procedures involved in an effective lockout/tagout program

DURATION: 30 minutes
AUDIENCE: All employees who are responsible for or who work in settings where lockout/tagout procedures may occur regarding shutdown and maintenance of energy-use machinery and equipment

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