Energy is the power for doing work, however when uncontrolled, it can be hazardous or even deadly. Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.
Key Learning Points
- Recognize different types of energy including potential, kinetic, flammable, chemical, electrical, thermal and pneumatic
- Importance of recognizing types of energy
- Identify who is susceptible to the threat of hazardous energy
- How to properly control hazardous energy
- What is the purpose of lockout?
- What are the proper tools used to lockout/tagout equipment?
- Examples of an energy-isolating device
- Characteristics of performing tagout
- What are the limitations of only using tagout?
- Tagout safety measures
- Learn the seven steps for lockout/tagout