An Overview of Lockout / Tagout
This program is a microlearning. A microlearning is typically 1-2 minutes in length and quickly conveys information about a specific topic or subset of a larger topic. Lockout/tagout is a system of energy control procedures that must be used anytime machine guards are opened or removed, electrical doors or covers are opened or anytime a person is potentially exposed to injury from the unexpected start up or energization of equipment. To help prevent injuries during lockout/tagout operations, your organization has developed a written energy control program in accordance with OSHA?s Control of Hazardous Energy Standard. This plan must provide training to ensure employees understand its purpose and function. As part of such training, this program provides an overview of lockout/tagout and how the system works to ensure the safety of all employees involved in lockout operations.
Topics include lockout devices, "trying" a lockout, the written energy control plan and the three employee designations related to lockout/tagout procedures.