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OSHA Lockout / Tagout Training Course

Certified Lock Out / Tag Out Training Certification

Certified Online or In-Person Lockout/Tagout Training in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Beyond New England

OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard, the control of hazardous energy, requires employers to provide lockout/tagout training to their employees.

This is to make sure that they understand the purpose of the energy control program and how to properly lock out and tag out dangerous equipment to avoid fatalities and accidents. Failure to do so will result in costly violations. In fact, not providing training is one of the top OSHA LOTO violations that businesses face.

The lockout/tagout standard includes establishing an energy control program consisting of energy control procedures, periodic LOTO inspection, and lockout/tagout training. The training will provide employees with the right skills and knowledge to apply, use, and remove energy controls during machine maintenance and servicing to protect them from unexpected re-energization.RPF Environmental has licensed professionals who provide certified lock out / tag out training to employees for the safe control of hazardous energy. We can help you develop an effective energy control program to ensure workplace safety and prevent costly violations.

We have over 30 years of experience in providing environmental health and safety consulting and training services including OSHA and EPA compliance. Talk to our experts now so we can schedule your LOTO training at your preferred time and location.


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RPF Environmental Offers Lockout/Tagout Training Programs to Help With Your OSHA Compliance

We offer online and in-person lockout / tagout training certification courses to help businesses with their compliance with OSHA’s LOTO standards. This course includes the best practices and procedures for isolating different types of equipment from potentially hazardous energy sources. Thus, preventing unexpected equipment start-up, re-energization, or the release of stored or residual energy.

LOTO Training Course Outline

The key topics that may be covered in the lockout / tagout training course include:

  • Lockout and tagout definitions
  • Dangers of hazardous energy
  • Importance of lockout/tagout to worker safety
  • Energy control procedure requirements and process
  • Recognizing hazardous energy sources and ways of exposure
  • Magnitude and type of energy in the workplace
  • Effects of hazardous energy
  • Risk assessments
  • Choosing the right LOTO devices and how to use them
  • Limitations of tags
  • How to perform lockout/tagout procedures
  • Group lockout/tagout procedures
  • How to use the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Roles and responsibilities of employees, employers, and supervisors
  • Developing and implementing lockout/tagout programs
  • Requirements and importance of LOTO training
  • Periodic inspection requirements

Upon completion of this course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Completion.

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Important Things to Know About Training for the Control of Hazardous Energy

What Is Lockout Tagout Training?

Lockout/Tagout training is designed to comply with OSHA’s LOTO standards regarding the proper isolation of potentially dangerous energy sources before any maintenance or servicing activity. It aims to educate employees on how to handle equipment that can unexpectedly release hazardous energy to protect them from workplace accidents like amputations and even death.

Employees should know how to properly shut down industrial equipment, isolate energy sources, and keep the equipment off and still while maintenance activities are being done. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide lock out tag out training to employees before they perform any work on or around hazardous equipment.

Who Needs Lockout/Tagout Training?

According to OSHA’s LOTO standard specified in section 1910.147(c)(7)(i), employers shall provide lockout tagout training to the following:

1. Authorized Employees

Authorized employees are those who lock out or tag out equipment so they can perform maintenance or servicing on the equipment. They are those who perform the following activities on equipment, machinery, and movers:

  • Cleaning
  • Servicing
  • Repairing
  • Adjusting
  • Setting-up
  • Unjamming

They must be trained in the following:

  • Recognizing sources of hazardous energy
  • Magnitude and type of energy found in the workplace
  • Energy control procedures for energy isolation

2. Affected Employees

These are workers who:

  • Operate equipment that is under lockout or tagout
  • Work in the area where maintenance or servicing is being done

Also, affected employees become authorized employees if their duties include maintaining or servicing the equipment. They must be trained on the use and purpose of energy control procedures.

3. Other Employees in the Surrounding Area

These are employees who perform their work in the area where lockout/tagout procedures may be used. They must be given instructions about the procedures and the prohibition of attempting to reenergize or restart equipment/machines that are under lockout or tagout.

Does OSHA Require Annual Lockout Tagout Training?

OSHA didn’t mention anything about annual training, but the standards have set requirements regarding retraining affected and authorized employees. These requirements were specified in section 1910.147(c)(7)(iii).

Retraining shall be done when there is a:

  • Change in job assignments
  • Change in equipment, machines, or processes that present new hazards
  • Change in energy control procedures

Additional retraining should also be done when a recent periodic inspection has revealed gaps or the employer believes that there are inadequacies in the energy control procedures or employee knowledge.

Although retraining is not required annually, periodic inspections (1910.147(c)(6)) should be done at least annually. Thus, ensuring that the LOTO standard requirements are being followed.

How Long Is Lockout Tagout Training?

The length of lockout tagout training programs will depend on the covered topics as well as your specific needs. It can take an hour and can be two to three hours or longer. Training providers who offer online training often don’t set restrictions on how long you can take to complete the course. You can log on and off multiple times until you complete the course so you can train at your own pace.

Hire RPF Environmental for Professional Lockout Tagout Training in New England & Beyond

We are composed of certified professionals who are the best in their own fields who will train your employees on the requirements of LOTO procedures according to OSHA’s standards. We help businesses create a safe workplace for their employees while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards to avoid costly violations.

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