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2 Referred to as LOTO Blocks flow of energy from power source to the equipment Provides means of warning (tag)

3 All Nueces County Employees Training presented as general knowledge of LOTO Personnel working with hazardous systems will have specialized training based on job classification

4 29 CFR –Control of Hazardous Energy Covers operators and service personnel Requires training of employees

5 Locks Blocks Chains Multilock hasps Wheel valve covers Ball valve covers

6 They must be: Durable Standardized Substantial Identifiable Copyright 1999 Business & Legal Reports, Inc.

7 Electricity Hydraulic Pneumatic Steam Thermal Chemical Gravity

8 Presses Saws Conveyors Pumps Production Equipment Trash Compactors Ovens

9 When servicing or maintaining equipment where: Hazardous energy exists Unexpected start-up could occur Either of these could harm an employee

10 Employees are required to remove or bypass a safety device Employees are required to place any part of their body in harms way Employees are exposed to hazardous energy

11 Work where hazardous energy does not exist Activities performed during routine production processes Work on cord-controlled devices Hot tap operations where shutdown is not feasible

12 Performing a shutdown Isolating equipment Applying and removing lockout devices Safely releasing stored energy

13 Employees who Operate Work around Occasionally adjust equipment that is subject to LOTO

14 Maintains equipment Services equipment Is trained to use LOTO

15 Ensure de-energization of equipment Ensure employee awareness Provide appropriate levels of training Review program effectiveness Maintain and revise program Administer appropriate disciplinary actions

16 Lockout/Tagout prior to service or repair Remove or cut locks off isolation devices Ensure proper training of authorized employees

17 Notify maintenance, etc., when equipment needs repair or adjustment Leave all LOTO devices in place Verify equipment is safe to operate following LOTO Follow all safety rules while operating the equipment

18 Repair or service equipment as needed Ensure that all energy sources are locked out Test equipment to verify residual energy is dissipated Place a DangerDo Not Operate tag on equipment

19 Obtain assistance when necessary Remove locks and/or tags following LOTO Coordinate multi-shift repair

20 Authorized employeesinitially and at least annually Affected employeesat least initially Authorized and affectedwhenever changes are made to jobs or procedures Authorized and affectedwhen program deficiencies are noted

21 Follow company safety procedures for LOTO Refer to procedures on how to lockout specific equipment Keep everyone informed when equipment is repaired or serviced Stay alert Use common sense

22 1. The LOTO standard is designed to block the flow of energy to a piece of equipment. True or False 2. Types of LOTO devices include _______, _______, and _______. 3. It is not required that a company have written procedures for proper lockout/tagout. True or False 4. An authorized employee is one who _________ or _________ the equipment. 5. If a safety device is removed from a piece of equipment, LOTO is not required. True or False

23 6. Typical energy sources found on equipment include: _______, _______, and _______. 7. Affected employees are those who operate or work around a piece of equipment. True or False 8. As long as an employee has had training on LOTO, the employer or company has no additional responsibilities under True or False 9. Training for authorized employees must be conducted _________ and at least _________. 10. Locks should always stay on the equipment during a shift change. True or False

24 1. True. It should block the flow of energy and provide a means of warning. 2. Types of LOTO devices include locks, blocks, chains, hasps, wheel valve covers and ball valve covers. 3. False. If lockout is required, a company must have a written program and procedures. 4. An authorized employee is one who services or maintains the equipment. 5. False. LOTO is required when a safety device is removed, an employee is in harms way or when employees are exposed to hazardous energy.

25 6. Typical energy sources include: electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, steam, thermal, chemical and gravity. 7. True. Affected employees are those who operate or work around the equipment. 8.False. Training is just one of the responsibilities of a company. 9.Training for authorized employees must be conducted initially and at least annually. 10.False. Locks should be removed during shift change and the shift coming on duty should place their locks on the equipment.

26 Contact Risk Management Department Risk Manager Public Works Department Yard Supervisor Building Maintenance


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