Lockout Tagout (LOTO) - Basic Safety

Welcome to lockout tagout money minus Marcus. We saw and I will be the instructor for this lockout tagout course. My contact information is listed on the screen so feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the core subject matter. What's going to look at the lockout tagout ejectives.

  • Firstly. However, I can understand the general steps of procedures from lockout tagout. Explain the lockout tagout standard in very general terms or controlling hazardous energy sources. I like it to be able to discuss why controlling hazards. And hazardous energy is important. I understand the job specific training. That's almost always required for lockout tag. And finally, I think you'll be able to explain what employers must you to protect employees from lockout tagout hazards. What is the standard if you are looking at the standard in you wanna get more information about it the easiest way is to type in lockout tagout into your favorite search engine or view video on YouTube:
  • Another way is to go to share and find the information there. The lockout tagout standard outlines measures for controlling hazardous energies such as those related to electrical mechanical hydraulic, Pneumatic, Chemical, Thermal and other energy sources. Including a combination of what we just discussed. For example and a particular system may include electrical and mechanical. Our requirements for lockout tagout, controlling hazardous energy is important for 3 primary reasons.

First servicing and maintaining machines creates a lot of answers. For example a machine may need to be lubricated according to the manufacturers. Specifications every so often and as a result we need to verify that the machine has been properly locked out and tagout in order to do so.

Another reason controlling hazardous energy is important his because craft workers machine operators and laborers are the greatest risk. Mostly we find that compliance with the OSHA standards on lockout tagout truly to prevent injuries and fatalities employee training and like to discuss this in more depth. View video on YouTube about LOCKOUT TAGOUT standard outlines measures. Because although this course surveys the lockout tagout standards. No lockout tagout course him being, universal. That means lockout tagout standards in general can be discussed. But nobody has machines that you have. Nobody has the same equipment that you have so machines and equipment varying from job location to job location and so employees that are exposed to different forms of equipment different types of equipment must know the ins and outs of their equipment that they're going to be working around and working on. For me lockout tagout training les lie job specific.

Okay, now that we've got that down Ozark well what employees must know when they go through import one when they go through job specific training.

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Firstly employees must know understand and follow the applicable provisions in the employers hazardous energy control procedures or sample if we are locking out any high pressure pump that pumps saying water and death 5000 pounds per square inch employees must know how to properly relieve the pressure and bleed the lines and or to replace a leaky valve. Okay, I training should cover all of the aspects of an energy control plan and in that plan is going to outline certain types of equipment that may be serviced and maintained or even repairs from time to time. And what the elements of the energy control procedure are so some companies create what's called SO piece or standard operating procedures. That you have a step by step analysis or step by step procedure of what leapers of what the steps are in order to accomplish that Particular Goal.

Finally at training must cover Halle OSHA standards relating to specific operations or specific work operations. Okay, when it comes to utilizing sale lock box or I tag over a law or both how we need to reference see OSHA standards to make sure that all employees. Understand the OSHA standards as it relates to the job site specific equipment. Moving forward employers must do the following things whenever the lockout tagout standards applied to their industry.

  • Firstly we must develop implement and enforce energy control program where needed if your organization does not have any energy control program currently. Might need one feel free to contact me to discuss. Employers must require the use of locks and tags in cases where lockout tagout standards apply. And they need to ensure that new or overhauled equipment can be locked out as employers must require the use of tanks where locks can be used and require lockout tagout devices to identify employees whether they put a picture on there. Or a name somehow the lockout tagout devices need to identify who's doing the work.
  • Finally employers must only mildly employee who years locker tacked to remove the device. Now there are special cases where this isn't always possible if you need more information on those special cases feel free to contact me as well and we can discuss it in more depth. What I like to go into next is the very general procedure and how lockout tagout is performed.

Now essentially what this procedure is is just a very. Good overview of the general steps. That can be utilized in order to properly lock and tag out some form of equipment or a system. The first step is to de energize all sources of hazardous energy. That means to disconnect or shut down the engines or motors. 2 D. energizing electrical circuits till block fluid like gas or liquid flow in a hydraulic or pneumatic system.

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Finally to block machine parts against the motion you can see any lockout tagout log and what some companies require is for any authorized to lockout tagout employees. Before they do their work and. Before they go and begin the process of law kept telling how they make a log of what they're doing what equipment they're locking out. Times dates and other logistical details this is a very very good work practice. Moving through the general procedure in our second step which is Jim Barker dissipate stored energy where applicable. So, you might for example discharge capacitors. Release our box springs that are under compression or tension or other some or other kind of mechanically stored energy. Then fluids from pressure vessels tanks or accumulators but never vent toxic flyable works losses substances directly into the atmosphere please note that. We have other procedures that we might have to implement for that kind of activity. The third step is to walk out and trying out all forms of hazardous energy including electrical breaker panels control the house set the next step is to make sure that only one key exists for each just signed a law in that only the authorized employee holds the key. With them and verify by test and or observation that all energy sources have been de energized. With them inspect repair work before removing the lock and activating any equipment. Finally the next step is going to make sure that only the authorized employee you for example remove your aside law. And then we are going to make sure that you know your co workers are clear the danger points before re energizing the system. And you can tell us why and there's just a very general do not operate tag that could be us what they picture of an employee on there so we properly identify the employee and so that is the general procedure what. Companies typically do you here's a start with a general procedure and they start narrowing it down to what's appropriate. And then they add to that so for example if we're dealing with a pneumatic system we will start the general procedure and eliminate all of the Electrical requirements that we justice that we just kinda discussed on the general procedure and then I'll add the necessary implementations.

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Steps that are relevant to their particular equipment. Yes, that's a good starting point and a good review of what it means to you following a good general procedure for lockout tagout. Now I want to discuss with you quickly 2 types of employees under the lockout tag house system. So first we have authorized employees and secondly we have affected Employees. So, an authorized employee is in a way that's authorized to perform lockout tagout work and this could be a serviceman a craftsman somebody that maybe as a mechanic and they go in and work on equipment from time to time or do repair work. They're gonna be the individuals that are actually inducting the work and have a law or attack or both affected employees are those literally affected by the lockout tagout.

So, if I use the equipment regularly to do my work duties and I need the equipment repaired because it broke down. I will have an authorized employee go down there that knows how to do the repair work. Lock the machine now did the repair work and then we can bring the machine back online and myself as it affected individual affected employee rather will then be able to use the equipment after that's completed and so we have a process in place. That definitively save lives and I wanna make one of their distinctive remark we must be that we must be very careful to ensure that communication occurs between the authorized and affected employees at all times. It's so communicating what's going on if there are any problems and that you are going to lockout a machine or bring a machine back online will want to communicate that hasn't authorized simply to those who are affected employees. Now it's me geared towards wrapping up our discussion on lockout tagout let's go over some general industry OSHA violations with respect to. Lockout tagout is going to bring up a couple. Just to show you so here we have I'm basically an inappropriate lockout tagout where some money but instead of walking a lever out they just put a tag on there and they kind of put now. We kind of put that they are in plain view but it's still not an appropriate measure to prevent somebody from actually kicking that on. In here we have a very bold individual. Who ignores the lockout tagout. Sign and just puts a post it note that says do not open.

Okay, so this is an inappropriate means locking now and tagging out a particular type of equipment. I know that we were very general in this particular segment. And it's meant to because again I cannot. Have the lockout tagout program. And that is very general so I what would one over here is very good overview of the process which required and hell equipment. That is germane to your company must be addressed in terms of properly locking and tagging out that equipment Hernia sure regulations that are relevant if you have any other questions or if you need some direction on how to more effectively implement your lockout tagout program. Within your company feel free to contact me I love discussing this kind of stuff and it's it's always interesting to learn more about the equipment that companies years to conduct their everyday operations. So, unless my contact information it's here you have any questions feel free to call or email have a great day.