Presentation on theme: "LOCKOUT / TAGOUT Employee Training Thomas McGee, L.C. 920 Main Street, Suite 1700 Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 842-4800 * Toll Free (800) 423-9044 www.thomasmcgee.com."— Presentation transcript:
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT Employee Training Thomas McGee, L.C. 920 Main Street, Suite 1700 Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 842-4800 * Toll Free (800) 423-9044 www.thomasmcgee.com
Lockout / Tagout Many severe accidents result from the ingenuity of resourceful employees doing what they think is expected of them
Lockout / Tagout Purpose: To prevent injury to employees from unexpected startup or the release of stored energy
All sources that could cause injury: Gravity Hydraulic Steam/Hot Water Electricity Spring Application
Hard Wired Electrical Equipment Steam/Hot Water Falling Equipment (Gravity) Unexpected Startup – Automatic Or Computer Controlled Equipment Hydraulic High Pressure Equipment Needing Lockout / Tagout Procedures
Responsibility Who is responsible for LOTO program? Assigned Individual (Maintenance)
Written Program Elements Documented Energy Control Procedures Employee Training Program Periodic Inspections Of The Procedures Alternative Procedures - Using Tag Only And A Watchperson
Written Program Identify Each Machine Identify Specific Procedure Apply To New Equipment Installation At Least Annually Signed Inspection Of Procedure Reviewed, Dated, Equipment Locked-Out / Taged-Out, Persons Performing Lockout/Tagout Review Of Written Program
Program Review Assigned Individual Written Program Employee Training New Equipment Review Annual Review Actual Use On The Job Written Program
Control of Hazardous Energy Sources Not Required For Things That Unplug! Identify Equipment Requiring Lockout/Tagout Energy Sources Include: Gravity (i.e. Working Under Equipment - Oil Changes, Repairs, Hydraulically Lifted Equipment, etc) Flywheel Hot Or Cold Atmospheres Or Fluids Electricity Radiation High Pressure Fluids Spring Written Program W/Training Reviewed Annually
Applying Locks And Tags Notify Affected Individuals Shutoff Energy Source Neutralize Equipment Energies Apply Lock And Tag Complete Repairs, Installation, Etc. Remove Lock And Tag Operate Full Cycle
Removal Of Locks And Tags Inspect The Work Area - Be Sure Equipment Is Operational, Intact And Capable Of Resuming Normal Operation Check Area To See That Employees Are Safely Away From Machine Or Equipment Notify Nearby Employees After Removal - Before Start-up Removal Only By Person(s) Applying The Lock Or Tag
Exclusions Cord And Plug Connected Equipment Servicing, Adjustment, And Maintenance That Does Not Expose Employee Performing The Task. Hot Tap Operations Where Alternative Types Of Equal Protection Are Provided.
Group Lockout Required If More Than One Person Works On Designated Equipment. Must Be Adequate For The Total Number Of Workers.
Contractors Examples - Electricians, Plumbers, Equipment Repair Persons They Must Know Our Procedures Our Employees Must Know The Contractor’s Procedures
Did You Know? 80% to 90% of all accidents involve improper decision-making.
Safety is a Function of Our Decisions, NOT Our Conditions