What are the Lockout/Tagout Procedures

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How machineries and equipment increase productivity in the workplace, what is the importance of lockout/tagout, how to safely operate powered equipment, what is the concept of lockout/tagout in the workplace, what are the situations where lockout/tagout should be used. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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Atlantic Training's LockOut TagOut Training DVD program uses environments familiar to employees working with both electric and hydraulic/pneumatic equipment and point out specifically where Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures should be applied.

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Video Transcript

What do lockout and tagout mean, both are procedures use to prevent hazardous energy from injuring workers. For lockout, a lock is put on a disconnect switch, circuit breaker, valve handler or other energy isolating device in default position. The lock commonly used for lockout is a standard lock with key, however a combination lock is acceptable as well. For tagout, a written warning tag is place on a lockout area of the equipment or machine. Tags do not provide the physical restriction of a lock, the OSHA standard allows the tag in the place of the lock only if the tagout provides the equal protection of a lockout. All locks and tags must be consistent by color, shape or size. Employees should be trained in the limitation of a tagout system.