Locking and/or tagging out equipment is essential because it protects employees from unexpected start up while service work is being performed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 3,279 citations and $3,217,970 in lockout/tagout violation fines in 1999, making it the second most frequently cited topic. Employees need to know why, when, and how they must comply with Lockout/Tagout requirements.
his course provides instruction in awareness, lockout/tagout devices, standard lockout/tagout procedures, and special lockout/tagout procedures.
Note: Some states have regulations that supplement the OSHA standard. To be sure you meet any additional lockout/tagout requirements, check your state's laws.