Hi, and welcome to the course.
If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or
someone who is getting into the occupational safety and health
field, this course will help you understand your important
responsibilities. Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)
OK, Let's go!
- Study each course module. Just click on the course "Modules" tab above to get started. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module.
- Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5-10 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.
If you have questions as you study, just send me an email.
- Final exams are 20 - 25 questions.
- To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with a score of at least 70%.
- If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
- If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
- Want high scores? Be sure to review all module quizzes. Final exam questions are derived from the module quizzes.
Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on the "Introduction"
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
This course presents OSHA's general requirements for controlling hazardous energy during service or maintenance of machines or equipment as detailed in 29 CFR 1910.147, Control of Hazardous Energy. It is not intended to replace or to supplement OSHA standards regarding the control of hazardous energy.
After completing this course, you should also review the OSHA standards on the control of hazardous energy to gain a complete understanding of the requirements regarding the control of hazardous energy. These standards, as well as other relevant resources, are identified throughout this course.Why do I need to be concerned about lockout/tagout?
It's important that you be familiar with OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standards
to help save lives and avoid OSHA citations. Take a look at OSHA's top 10 most cited violations for 2009 and you will see that hazard communication ranks as the fifth most commonly cited violation!
- Scaffolding, General - 9,093 violations
- Fall Protection - 6,771 violations
- Hazard Communication - 6,378 violations
- Respiratory Protection - 3,803 violations
- Lockout/Tagout - 3,321 violations
- Electrical, Wiring - 3,079 violations
- Ladders - 3,072 violations
- Powered Industrial Trucks - 2,993 violations
- Electrical, General - 2,556 violations
- Machine Guarding - 2,364 violations
Employees can be seriously or fatally injured if machinery they service or maintain unexpectedly energizes, starts up, or releases stored energy. OSHA's standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.147, spells out the steps employers must take to prevent accidents associated with hazardous energy. The standard addresses practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance or servicing activities are performed.
Two other OSHA standards also contain energy control provisions: 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1910.333. In addition, some standards relating to specific types of machinery contain de-energization requirements - such as 29 CFR 1910.179(l)(2)(i)(c) (requiring the switches to be "open and locked in the open position" before performing preventive maintenance on overhead and gantry cranes).
The provisions of Part 1910.147 apply in conjunction with these machine-specific standards to assure that employees will be adequately protected against hazardous energy.
Lockout/Tagout will most likely be required where you work because, after all, just about every workplace includes hazardous energy sources that could injure or kill workers. So, let's find out more about LOTO!Go to the first module!
To begin your online study, just click on the "Modules"
tab. To study off-line, click on the "Study Guide"
tab and download the PDF study guide. Download Adobe Reader
to open the study guide. The study guide is for your personal use only.
COURSE 710 FINAL EXAMThis is an open book exam.
That means you may search high and low throughout the course material for the answers to this final exam. To receive a certificate, you must achieve a score of 70% or higher.
Course Study Guide
. Use it for studying off-line and creating a reference binder.