On February 20, 2018, Eric J. Conn and Aaron R. Gelb of the national OSHA Practice Group at Conn Maciel Carey presented a webinar: “Unlock The Mysteries of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standard.”
OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (Energy Control) Standard is always one of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards, and now, with the “Amputations National Emphasis Program” raging on into 2018, as well as LOTO violations continuing to be considered “high emphasis hazards” to qualify employers into the dreaded Severe Violator Enforcement Program, it is critical for employers to get Lockout/Tagout right. While LOTO continues to be an important standard, it also continues to be one of the least understood standards. This webinar will highlight the Top 10 most misunderstand and frequently cited aspects of the LOTO rule, and forecast some potential changes to the rule and OSHA’s enforcement of it.
During this webinar, participants learned:
- The Top 10 most common mistakes employers make implementing LOTO programs (e.g., inadequate annual LOTO inspections and Group LOTO)
- Nuances of the requirements to develop machine-specific LOTO procedures, and to share them with contractors working at your site
- The mystery behind the Minor Servicing Exception
- The controversy around the term “unexpected energization” and a rulemaking effort to strike it from the rule
The February 20th webinar was the second webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series. If you missed it or any of our prior webinars this year or from past years’ OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.
View our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for the remaining webinars in the 2018 OSHA Webinar series HERE. To register for the entire 2018 series, click here to send us an email request, and we will automatically register you.