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Properly Controlling Hazardous Energy with Correct LOTO Training

Why do I need to be concerned about Lockout Tagout (LOTO)? Employees can be seriously or fatally injured if machinery they service or maintain unexpectedly energizes, starts up, or releases stored energy. OSHA's standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.147, spells out the steps employers must take to prevent accidents associated with hazardous energy. Practicing LOTO not only provides workers with protection from industrial machinery, but also protects your company from extensive OSHA fines that be detrimental to company reputation and finances.

What topics are we going to cover:

  • Why do companies need to comply?
  • Understanding the OSHA standards on Lockout/ Tagout
  • Understand the steps to make sure your program complies
  • What are energy sources?
  • Types of Lockout Devices
Bryan McWhorter
Bryan McWhorter

Lead Safety Advisor, Author, Writer, Speaker

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