Lock out tag out, commonly known as LOTO, is a safety procedure that prevents accidental startup of machinery or equipment during maintenance or servicing.
In Canada, compliance with LOTO regulations is crucial to safeguarding employees and preventing accidents.
All workers involved in LOTO procedures must undergo training in safe lockout and tagout methods.
This course, mandated by numerous industries, provides comprehensive guidance while highlighting crucial LOTO principles.
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By the end of this Course, learners will be able to:
Recognize hazardous energy sources and their potential for workplace injuries
Describe what lockout tagout is and how it controls hazardous energy
Explain when lockout tagout should be used and how it should be done Describe required workplace lockout tagout programs and training
All workers and supervisors in Ontario involved in LOTO procedures must undergo training in safe lockout and tagout methods.
This course is delivered as an online e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
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Introduction to Lockout Tagout
|-Defining Lockout Tagout (LOTO)
-Why Lockout Tagout is important?
-When should Lockout Tagout Procedures be used?
-Key LOTO concepts and terminology
Recognizing and Assessing Hazardous Energy Sources
|-Different types of Energy Sources
-Assessing whether an energy source is hazardous Identifying energy sources that need to be locked out
|Module 3: Controlling Hazards with Lockout Tagout
-Lockout Hardware and Tagout Labels
|Module 4: Workplace LOTO Programs and Training
|-What should be included in a Lockout Tagout program?
-What should be included in Workplace Lockout Tagout training?
-Who should receive Lockout Tagout training?
|Resources & Final Quiz
|-Identify authorized workers who should receive detailed training
-Other workers, who may only be affected by lockout, should receive awareness training
-Maintain records of training for all workers
-The Safety Coordinator should also participate in the development of the lockout program and procedures
-Receive reports of locks being cut or removed because of lost keys, etc. and report any recommendations to the employer
|-Ensure that lockout procedures are understood and followed by all employees
-Co-ordinate transfer of lockout control with other supervisors as appropriate
-Participate in the development and validation of lockout program and procedures
|-When assigned to operate equipment that had been locked out for any reason, review the condition of that equipment to ensure that all guards are in place and that the equipment is ready to begin operations
-If equipment is unsafe, report the condition to your supervisor.
|Person Installing Lock
|-Recognize that lockout is needed. If in doubt, ask your supervisor.
-Ensure that all hazardous energy sources are locked out and that safety blocks, as required, are used
-Attach and remove the lockout devices according to the company lockout program
-Support development and validation of lockout procedures
-Report any problems or deficiencies that could impact safety to your supervisor
Watch Machine Safeguarding - Control Hazardous Energy with a Lockout Program video.
Reach out to speak with a WSPS machine safety expert. We can help you conduct hazardous energy inventories and develop your lockout/tagout program and procedures.
Additional Videos & Guides:
Lockout Tagout Guide
Video: The correct way to complete a lockout
Video Safety Tip: What happens if a lockout is not properly completed?
Sections in OHSA that outline requirements for lockout tagout are listed below Industrial Establishment Regulations R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 42 - 42.1; s. 74 - 76 Confined Space O. Reg. 632/05 s. 14 General Duties R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, s. 25 - 28