Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)The OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147) for general industry outlines measures for controlling different types of hazardous energy. The LOTO standard establishes the employer's responsibility to protect workers from hazardous energy. Employers are also 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/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy. The OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147) for general industry, outlines specific action and procedures for addressing and controlling hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment. Employers are also 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. Workers must be trained in the purpose and function of the energy control program and have the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage and removal of the energy control devices.• All employees who work in an area where energy control procedure(s) are utilized need to be instructed in the purpose and use of the energy control procedure(s), especially prohibition against attempting to restart or reenergize machines or other equipment that are 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.• Specific procedures and limitations relating to tagout systems where they are allowed.• Retraining of all employees to maintain proficiency or introduce new or changed control methods.OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Fact Sheet describes the practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment to prevent the release of hazardous energy.• Fact Sheet: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/factsheet-lockout-tagout.pdfThe control of hazardous energy is also addressed in a number of other OSHA standards, including Marine Terminals (1917 Subpart C), Safety and Health Regulations for Long shoring (1918 Subpart G), Safety and Health Regulations for Construction; Electrical (1926 Subpart K), Concrete and Masonry Construction (1926 Subpart Q), Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (1926 Subpart V), and General Industry; Electrical (1910 Subpart S), Special Industries (1910 Subpart R), and Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (1910.269).After successfully completing this course, employees will have a competent understanding of the following:• Identify sources of hazardous energy• Describe the three different types of employees recognized in a lockout or tagout program• Distinguish lockout from tagout• Explain how to perform lockout and tagout procedures• Recognize exceptions to lockout and tagout requirements• Understand control of energy and hazardous energy• Determine or try to understand how accidents happened• OSHA Regulations (29 CFR 1910.147)• When to use the LOTO Procedure• Tag requirements/Lock requirements• Group Lockout & Group Tagout, how to use a group lockout device safely• Vehicle Lockout/Tagout• AND MORE!