Kevin Ian Schmidt

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Lockout/Tagout Training

In the comprehensive landscape of a Hazardous Energy Control Program, the significance of lockout/tagout training emerges as a pivotal and non-negotiable component. A key facet of this training is its mandatory nature for individuals engaged in Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures. This training serves as a crucial investment in ensuring that those involved possess a nuanced understanding […]

Lock-out Tag-out Training Expanded

Keeping everyone safe at work starts with effective lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures. But simply knowing the steps isn’t enough – employees need hands-on practice and certification to prove they can apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Here’s how the process works: Training kicks off: A qualified trainer, either one-on-one or in a classroom, breaks down the […]

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LOTO Lock Removal Documentation

As part of a Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) program, there needs to be a process to safely remove lockout devices from equipment without the employee present. It is not safe to simply remove a lock from equipment that is locked out without following a documented procedure. In the event of an abandoned lock every avenue must be […]

Control of Hazardous Energy Program

A control of hazardous energy program is very important for workplace safety, and is often overlooked in many workplaces. Many workplaces think they are exempt from the OSHA standards of controlling hazardous energy. Control of Hazardous Energy, often just called Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), is the #5 most common cited OSHA violation. While often misunderstood, or misapplied, […]

Control of Hazardous Energy Procedures and Policy

There is no national data available on the number of workers killed each year by contact with uncontrolled hazardous energy. However, during the period between 1982 through 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) investigated 1281 fatal accidents as a part of its Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program, (FACE). The FACE program was […]