Lockout/Tagout

Who Needs It

OSHA requires that all facilities that use equipment on which cleaning, repairing, servicing, setting-up and adjusting  will be performed  must have written hazardous energy control procedures for locking out and tagging out equipment.  Lockout and tagout rules affect everyone — even those worker who don’t actually service equipment.  OSHA requires lockout and tagout because failure to lockout machinery before working on it is a major cause of serious injury and death in California

Lockout/Tagout is the disabling of equipment to control the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance or service activities are being performed.

Energy sources include, but are not limited to:

  • electrical
  • hydraulic
  • mechanical
  • compressed air
  • thermal
  • pressurized water
  • gravitational
  • hydraulic
  • compressed air
  • pressurized water

Required initially, before work is performed, whenever there is a change in process, procedure, or hazard and a refresher recommended every 1 – 3 years.

CDMS Training

The course covers  the lockout/tagout program and procedures and how to use locking/tagging devices.

The session is approximately 1 hour in length.