Hazardous Energy Control (Lock-out/Tag-out)

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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