Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Training Course
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This course provides training as required by OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Standard (29CFR 1910.147). Material covered in the course includes a thorough review of the Standard, its applications and limitations and major compliance requirements including training, assistance in identifying responsible staff, and preparation and organization of an equipment inventory, You will also gain valuable information needed for the development, implementation, and upkeep of an effective Lockout/Tagout Program.
Course Fee: $ 75
Persons who are exposed to the potential release of stored energy from machines and equipment while performing their routine work functions need to receive training. This includes:
- industrial and manufacturing engineers, supervisors, and workers
- construction engineers, supervisors, and workers
- safety compliance managers and safety committee members
- maintenance engineers, supervisors and workers
- electricians, welders, and other specialty trades personnel
- executive and middle management.
- Introduction to lockout/tagout
- Becoming familiar with the Standard
- Applications/imitations to the Standard
- Identifying the responsible staff
- General overview of the Standard
- Major compliance requirements
- Organization and preparation
- Equipment inventory
- Developing an effective Program
- Training requirements
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- determine what is needed in order to comply with the standard
- know what a lockout/tagout program plan is, what it contains and where it is located
- recognize the potential hazards associated with stored energy and measures to take for protection
- understand the components of a lockout/tagout program and how important each component is in preventing worker injuries
- understand the importance of ongoing training and communications
- assist in developing and implementing a high quality lockout/tagout program with policies and written procedures
- assist in updating their existing lockout/tagout program.
Frank E. Stossel & Gregory M. Matty, CIH
Mr. Stossel and Mr. Matty are both Corporate Executives of The VIRTUS Group located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with over 35 years of combined experience the areas of industrial hygiene, safety and environmental compliance. The VIRTUS Group has become a highly specialized consulting firm known for their work on high profile projects. The combination of Mr. Stossels engineering background with Mr. Mattys experience as a Certified Industrial Hygienist is the key to their ongoing success.
Citation: 29CFR1910.147(c)(7) Training and Communications
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 stored energy controls are required by employees. The training shall include those described in the following sections of the Standard: 1910.147(c)(7)(i)(A) and 1910.147(c)(7)(i)(B).
When tagout systems are used, employees shall also be trained in the limitations of tags as defined in the following sections of the Standard: 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(A), 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(B), 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(C), 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(D), 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(E), and 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)(F).
The employer shall provide re-training for all authorized and affected employees in accordance to the following sections of the Standard: 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)(A), 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)(B), and 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)(C).
The employer shall certify that employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date. The certification shall contain each employees name and dates of training.
General Note: The Standard requires the program to be reviewed on an annual basis at the minimum. Since employee training is a key component of the requirements, annual refresher training should be included in your program. Excerpts from 1910.147 via OSHA website.
Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).