Presentation on theme: "Lockout/Tag-out Procedures"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lockout/Tag-out Procedures Valley City State University | Facilities Services
2 Introduction What is LOCKOUT/TAG-OUT? Lockout/Tag-out refers to a safety procedure which is used in industry settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work. It requires that hazardous power sources be "isolated and rendered inoperative" before any repair procedure is started."Lock and tag" works in conjunction with a lock usually locking the device or the power source with the hasp, and placing it in such a position that no hazardous power sources can be turned on. The procedure requires that a tag be affixed to the locked device indicating that it should not be turned on.Introduction
3 What is HAZARDOUS ENERGY? Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers.During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees.What is HAZARDOUS ENERGY?
4 What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy? Workers servicing or maintaining machines or equipment may be seriously injured or killed if hazardous energy is not properly controlled.Injuries resulting from the failure to control hazardous energy during maintenance activities can be serious or fatal!Injuries may include:ElectrocutionBurnsCrushing, cutting, lacerating, amputating, or fracturing body parts.What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy?
5 What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy? Examples:A steam valve is automatically turned on burning workers who are repairing a downstream connection in the piping.A jammed conveyor system suddenly releases crushing a worker who is trying to clear the jam.Internal wiring on a piece of factory equipment electrically shorts shocking employee who is repairing the equipment.What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy?
6 What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy? Craft workers, electricians, machine operators, and laborers are among the 3 million workers who service equipment routinely and face the greatest risk of injury.Workers injured on the job from exposure to hazardous energy lose an average of 24 workdays for recuperation.What are the harmful effect of hazardous energy?
7 What can be done to control hazardous energy? Failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries.Proper lockout/tag-out (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy.A LOTO standard establishes the employer's responsibility to protect workers from hazardous energy.What can be done to control hazardous energy?
8 What can be done to control hazardous energy? Employers are required to train each worker to ensure that they know, understand, and are able to follow the applicable provisions of the hazardous energy control procedures:Proper lockout/tag-out (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy.Provide training for workers.Retraining of all employees to maintain proficiency or introduce new or changed control methods.What can be done to control hazardous energy?
9 What can be done to control hazardous energy? Employee ResponsibilitiesAll employees who work in the area where the energy control procedure(s) are utilized need to be instructed in the purpose and use of the energy control procedure(s) and about the prohibition against attempting to restart or reenergize machines or equipment that is locked or tagged out.All employees who are authorized to lockout machines or equipment and perform the service and maintenance operations need to be trained in recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources in the workplace, the type and magnitude of energy found in the workplace, and the means and methods of isolating and/or controlling the energy.What can be done to control hazardous energy?
10 LOTO Video Next- a video demonstrating some LOTO practices/procedures:
11 What are VCSU’s Procedures? VCSU’s lockout/tag-out procedures can be found in the Safe Operating Procedures Manual.This document provides the expectations of each employee and how to properly LOTO during repair.What are VCSU’s Procedures?