Lockout / Tagout Programs
Construction sites by their very nature are areas of increased risk. Since the construction of a building is literally a work in progress, there are many components on a construction site that are potentially hazardous to both the workers and the general public. Regulations governing the locking out and tagging out (LO/TO) of potentially hazardous equipment are of particular concern.
ERS will provide your company with the following:
- Annual training
- Machine specific policy
A company is required to have a procedure in place that outlines procedures for controlling hazardous energy during the servicing and maintenance of energized pieces of equipment. The program must include the proper steps for shutting down, securing, and blocking energized equipment as well as the placement and removal of lockout – tagout devices. ERS will ensure that dealership employees are responsible for and trained on proper lockout – tagout procedures.
Employee Lockout Tagout Training Services in Bucks County
For businesses that utilize large powered equipment and power tools, it’s critical that proper safety procedures be followed at all times to prevent serious injury or even death. During the course of normal operations, it may be necessary for a worker to put themselves into contact with machine parts that could be extremely dangerous if they become powered on. As a business owner or operator, do you know the proper way to ensure that dangerous machinery does not become powered on during maintenance operations, blade changes, and other situations that are part of normal use? For workers and employers who use dangerous powered equipment, OSHA has developed a set of procedures known as Lockout and Tagout that are designed to prevent powered equipment from turning on without warning or releasing dangerous stored energy over the course of normal operations. OSHA lockout tagout training from Environmental Risk Services is designed to educate you and your employees about lockout and tagout procedures and how to follow them in your workplace.
Do you know if your Philadelphia or Bucks County business is required to comply with OSHA’s lockout tagout procedures? Do you know what those procedures are and the proper way to administer them? Environmental Risk Services can help you determine which lockout tagout procedures you’re required to comply with and provide OSHA lockout tagout training to you and your employees so you can follow those procedures closely.
Many types of businesses in Philadelphia and Bucks County are legally bound to comply with lockout tagout procedures. Construction sites are a good example of one work environment that can benefit from OSHA lockout tagout training. Construction sites by their very nature are areas of increased risk. Since the construction of a building is literally a work in progress, there are many components on a construction site that are potentially hazardous to both workers and the general public. That’s why regulations governing the locking out and tagging out (LO/TO) of potentially hazardous equipment are of particular concern to business owners and operators in the construction industry. OSHA lockout tagout training can ensure you and everyone who works for you knows proper lockout tagout procedures and uses them every day.Additional Information
Employee Lockout Tagout Training Services in Bucks County
Environmental Risk Services can provide your Bucks County company with the following components of OSHA lockout tagout training:
- Annual Training
- Machine Specific Policy
Every company that uses potentially dangerous powered equipment is required to have a procedure in place that outlines procedures for controlling hazardous energy during the servicing and maintenance of that equipment. An unintended activation or discharge from energized equipment could result in it becoming active while an employee is in a dangerous area. That’s why every Philadelphia or Bucks County business must implement and follow lockout or tagout procedures that include proper steps for shutting down, securing, and blocking energized equipment as well as the placement and removal of lockout or tagout devices. ERS will provide OSHA lockout tagout training to ensure that all employees and management are trained for proper lockout and tagout procedures.
In the case of lockout procedures, a piece of equipment is physically isolated from its power source, either by unplugging it or through other means, so that it will not activate or discharge energy during maintenance operations and other tasks. Because some types of equipment can hold a charge long after they’ve been unplugged or otherwise isolated from their power source, OSHA lockout tagout training is necessary to inform workers on the proper way to determine if a piece of equipment has been fully discharged before working on it. With tagout procedures, a visible tag is placed on a piece of equipment (usually on the power button or other activation device) so that other employees will know not to turn it on while maintenance operations are occurring. Because tagout does not physically prevent the machinery from becoming powered on, it’s even more important that employees who work with it get OSHA lockout tagout training so they can learn to identify safety tags and find out what to do when they see one.
Environmental Risk Services is committed to your safety and compliance. We assist our clients in Philadelphia and Bucks County with phone and email support at no additional cost. Whether you’re interested in our OSHA lockout tagout training or any of the other training sessions we offer, we will be happy to answer any safety questions you may have and keep you up to date on OSHA changes that could affect you. We can also help you with other safety training classes including forklift certification in Philadelphia, Respirator fit testing services in Bucks County, and OSHA inspection training in Montgomery County, PA. We can also assist you with right to know training in Montgomery County, PA to teach you how to communicate with employees about hazardous chemicals in their workplace, or GHS training in Philadelphia so you can learn the proper way to label dangerous substances.
If you’re not sure where to start, call us at (800) 377-2707 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a cost-free consultation to evaluate your company’s needs.