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Control of hazardous energy: plans, checks, and tools of the trade


Injuries or fatalities can occur during maintenance or service of equipment and machinery. Workers often restart these machines while still performing their tasks. An unexpected release of energy can cause devastating consequences such as amputations, burns, engulfment, or death.

Controlling hazardous energy by locking and tagging energy sources can prevent this from happening. Locking and tagging the energy source prevents someone from turning it on or activating it. This simple yet effective measure can save lives and prevent serious injuries. All employees must undergo training on lockout/tagout procedures to prevent workplace accidents.

Join us for a complimentary webinar on April 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET with BLR Senior Legal Editor, Christopher A. Harp, CSP. Chris has worked as an environmental, health, and safety professional in various capacities for the past 13 years.

Learning objectives:

  • Trends in OSHA violations and fines
  • The most common citations of the LOTO standard (29 CFR 1910.147)
  • The definition of hazardous energy
  • Common lockout devices and their uses
  • Key regulation elements
  • How to develop, implement, and enforce an effective program
  • Exceptions to the standard
  • Training authorized and affected employees
  • Commonly overlooked program elements

Can’t make it to the live session? Register anyway and we’ll send you a copy of the recording and slides after the webinar.

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