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Understanding OSHA Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) Requirements

Duration : 60 Minutes

This course, has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to establish a lockout/tagout program to ensure the safety of employees during machine and equipment servicing or maintenance.

Various energy sources, such as electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and thermal, are considered hazardous and need to be controlled. Even after shutting down the primary energy source, there may still be stored or residual energy present. This stored energy can originate from steam, air pressure, water pressure, compressed springs, or gravitational forces.

Small businesses, like any other establishments, may engage in equipment servicing and maintenance activities themselves or hire external contractors for these tasks. Regardless of the approach taken, it is crucial for all workers to recognize the potential dangers associated with servicing machines. Additionally, the individuals who typically operate the equipment should be informed about the ongoing servicing activities.

Course Objectives:

• Improve your understanding of new OSHA enforcement policy concerning LOTO.

• Provide you with an overview of the hazardous energy control program requirements contained in 1910.147.

• Identify OSHA and other resources available to help you to establish an energy control program. 

Why Should You Attend:

Each year OSHA posts the top 10 cited general industry standards, and 1910.147 citations are almost always a top violation.  In March 1023, OSHA expanded the use of their instance-by-instance penalty adjustments for LOTO citations to act as a deterrent effect.  Importantly, employers need to understand their moral and legal obligations to protect themselves from expensive litigation and significant OSHA penalties associated with violations of 1910.147.

Course Outline:

• Describe OSHA’s penalty structure and instance-by-instance citation policy. 

• Detail the elements of a hazardous energy control program.

• Describe OSHA and other relevant resources available to assist you in program development.

• Address the status of OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the purpose of revising the LOTO standard to include safety control circuitry.

• Overview of the Control of Hazardous Energy, 1910.147, requirements.

• Understanding of how these LOTO control measures relate to other safeguards.

• Ability to differentiate between hazardous energy sources versus equipment-specific servicing and maintenance work task(s) that expose workers to energy hazards.

• Understanding of the various strategies in developing LOTO practices and procedures

• Procedures on how to best conduct annual periodic inspections for LO and TO.

What You Get:

• Training Materials

• Live Q&A Session with our Expert

• Participation Certificate

• Access to Signup Community (Optional)

• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Manufacturers

• Construction contractors

• Engineering companies

• Safety Managers and Directors

• Supervisors

• Safety Consultants

• Business Owners

• Presidents and CEO's

• Safety and Health Professionals

• Risk Managers

• Supervisors

• Project Managers

• Engineers

• General Managers

• Human Resource Directors

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Subject : Understanding OSHA Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) Requirements


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