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Course Description
The purpose of Locks and Tags is to protect you from the serious hazards posed by the unexpected start-up or operation of equipment during repair or maintenance, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has established a Control of Hazardous Energy standard. It is commonly referred to as the lockout/Tagout (LOTO), or energy isolation standard. This standard requires the application of markings and barriers that prevent unauthorized persons from energizing and operating equipment.

The energy in any form becomes hazardous when it builds to a certain level or is released inadvertently or unexpectedly. Lockout/Tagout refers to specific practices and procedures that safeguard employees from the unexpected startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy, during service or maintenance activities.

Authorized employees are the only employees allowed to apply locks or tags and perform work on isolated equipment.

An affected employee is someone who, during normal operations, uses a machine or equipment on which servicing or maintenance will be performed under a lockout/Tagout action, or works in an area in which such servicing or maintenance is being performed.

All others include anyone whose work operations require them to access but not operate machinery in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized. “Others” may include other employees, visitors, or contractors who are working in the area.
1 Day
What's Included?
Study Guide
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the purpose of lock and tag procedures
  • Identify the responsibilities of authorized, affected, and other employees during lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Identify sources of energy hazards and consequences of improper control
  • Recall employer responsibilities and requirements for lock and tag
  • Recognize different types of lock and tag devices
  • Identify procedural steps for lock and tag
  • Recognize when lockout/Tagout is occurring, and the role of an affected worker in keeping the procedure safe

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