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Protecting Employees from Energized Equipment: How to Implement an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program to Avoid Production Downtime

Protecting Employees from Energized Equipment: How to Implement an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program to Avoid Production Downtime

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Protecting Employees from Energized Equipment: How to Implement an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program to Avoid Production Downtime

Live Webinar: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Join this webinar with skilled attorney Gary Visscher to learn about LOTO as well as alternative measures that maintain productivity and still comply with the OSHA standard.



OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard is annually listed as one of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards, and maximum penalties for OSHA violations have increased substantially from just a few years ago. At the same time, the LOTO standard’s procedures, which were adopted by OSHA in 1989, may not fit well with today’s manufacturing technologies or meet the purposes of insuring safety and productivity demands.

The standard allows alternative protection measures in certain situations, and these alternative protective measures, or the “minor servicing exceptions,” allow employees to access hazardous areas of the machine without performing traditional lockout — so long as certain criteria are met. These measures protect workers, save production downtime, and keep you OSHA compliant, and as a safety professional it’s critical that you know when those alternative measures are allowed and what alternative measures may comply in a given situation to keep workers safe, maintain productivity, and avoid OSHA fines.

Join us on September 25, with Gary Visscher, a skilled attorney with extensive experience in health and safety law and policy. Join us as Gary explains the ins and outs of LOTO and best practices you can implement to help protect your workers maintaining optimum production efficiency.

You’ll learn:

  • When LOTO applies, and what steps are required to comply with the standard
  • What the standard requires for machine-specific procedures
  • When are alternative measures allowed by the standard
  • What is the minor servicing exception under LOTO
  • What alternative measures comply with the standard

 

About Your Presenter

Gary VisscherGary Visscher
Of Counsel
Law Offices of Adele Abrams PC

Gary Visscher is an attorney with extensive experience in government and in labor/employment and health and safety law and policy. Since December 2009, Mr. Visscher has been Of Counsel for the Law Office of Adele Abrams, P.C., a Maryland-based law practice with a focus on labor and employment law and a national practice in workplace safety (OSHA and MSHA) compliance, regulation and enforcement. Prior to entering into private law practice, he served in several senior level, health and safety-related positions in the federal government, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA and appointments to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He also served as workplace policy counsel for the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999 and as Vice President of Employee Relations for the American Iron and Steel Institute.

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