Your employees’ safety can depend on the information that you share with them through your education and training programs. This month I want to focus on the training that is required under the control of hazardous energy regulation that is also known as Lock Out Tag Out Try Out. 29CFR1910.147 is a regulation that deserves a close understanding by you and those that depend on you for their health and safety at your businesses. A successful energy control program consists of four elements. Those elements are:
- Energy control procedures;
- Employee training;
- Auditing or conducting periodic inspections; and
- Specifying and acquiring or designing equipment that will accommodate lockout procedures.
Here is a resource that can act as your guide in developing easy to understand procedures. Also, remember that when it comes to developing new processes and procedures in your business it is a good practice to involve those who will be affected by these new processes and procedures. Having your employees involved in the development, implementation, and auditing phases of your plans will be a helpful part of that plans success. Please contact us at any time if you have questions related to EHS education and training in your work environment.
For more information contact ISRI Director of Safety Outreach Tony Smith.