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Lockout/tagout safety essentials, half-day training

By COS Staff

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) has launched a half-day (3.5 hours) instructor-led course which provides an overview of basic lockout/tagout concepts.

Content includes identifying which energies require lockout/ tagout; when alternative or other control methods need to be used to control hazardous energy; as well as a step-by-step procedure to lockout machinery or equipment.

Topics include:

• Definitions

• Hazardous Energy Forms

• Selected Legislation, Regulations, and Standards Related to Lockout

• Sample policy and program

• Lockout steps based on the CSA standard

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

• Describe key lockout definitions

• Recognize relevant lockout legislation/standards

• Identify/discuss eight energy sources

• List/describe seven lockout steps and roles of workplace parties

• Demonstrate understanding of lockout/tagout

Target audience

A must for those involved in preventing machine, equipment or process-related injury due to unintended motion, including:

• Health and safety representatives

• JHSC members

• Maintenance staff

• Supervisors

• Others responsible for health and safety in the workplace

Upcoming courses: Mississauga (Nov. 13), Peterborough (Nov. 14), Ottawa (Nov. 20) and London (Nov. 28).

For more information, click here.

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