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Lockout-Tagout Training Outline #1

* Safety Training *

Lockout - Tagout (LOTO) Training Outline

I. Objectives

To understand the need for lockout/tagout procedures and to demonstrate and teach the procedures to prevent accidents and injuries.

II. Training Materials

  1. Locks
  2. Tags
  3. Electrical Locking Devices
  4. Valve Locking Devices
  5. Training Handouts
  6. Equipment Safety Video

III. Introduction

IV. LOTO Prevents

V. Injury can result when LOTO not used

  1. Maintenance & Repair
  2. Cleaning equipment
  3. Machine Guards removed
  4. Adjustments to machinery

VI. Types of Energy and Hazards

VII. Lockout Steps

VIII. Types of Lockout Devices

Show and discuss purpose of proper use of each device. Include discussion on the limitations of each device

  1. Locks
  2. Hasps
  3. Tags
  4. Breaker clips
  5. Chains
  6. Pancake or blind flanges
  7. Valve handwheel covers

IX. Discussion Questions

* Lock In Safety - Lock Out Accidents *

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