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When to Use Lockout-Tagout, When to Use Machine Guarding: A Task-Based Analysis - On-Demand

When to Use Lockout-Tagout, When to Use Machine Guarding: A Task-Based Analysis - On-Demand

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When to Use Lockout-Tagout, When to Use Machine Guarding: A Task-Based Analysis - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to conduct a task-based analysis to determine whether to use LOTO or machine guarding to keep your workforce safe.


OSHA continues to focus enforcement efforts on machine guarding and LOTO compliance, as many employers fail to comply with these rules. Machine Guarding and Lockout-Tagout standards are consistently on the list of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards. 

Both violations can occur with the same piece of machine or equipment, because it can be difficult to know when machine safeguards are not enough to protect workers and lockout/tagout is necessary. As a result, OSHA is issuing numerous citations and large penalties for violation of these two standards.

A major reason for these violations is the failure on the part of employers to comprehensively evaluate the work tasks that expose workers to hazardous energy and machine parts. Without such an evaluation of tasks that expose workers, it is impossible to establish consistently effective procedures to perform the work safely.

Use this on-demand webinar with Corporate Safety Engineer Jonathan Shaffer, CSP of Optimation who will address common questions such as whether lockout/tagout is required for maintenance work on a machine as long as it is switched off and guards are in place, it is not required when routine service or maintenance work is performed on a machine during normal production operations, and what’s the process for evaluating work tasks on energized machines and equipment that expose workers to injury—and so much more.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine whether the service, repair, or maintenance work is part of normal production operations and machine guarding alone is sufficient to safely perform the work
  • Identify the tasks required to do the work and the associated hazards for worker exposure to injury
  • Develop controls and procedures that ensure LOTO is performed when energy isolation is required and when machine guards are sufficient to safely work without LOTO
  • Document the program that will be followed to ensure compliance and protect workers from injury


And, as a bonus for attending you’ll get a handy form from BLR:Lockout/Tagout tasks and procedures for machines and equipment!

About Your Presenter:

Jonathan Shaffer, CSP
Corporate Safety Engineer
Optimation Technology

Jonathan Shaffer, CSP is a corporate safety engineer with several years of experience helping teams work through complex safety issues in the nuclear, manufacturing, construction, and aerospace/defense industries. He has a BS in Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Safety from Rochester Institute of Technology and is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for the construction industry. He has experience applying EM-385 Army Corps of Engineers standards for military construction projects. In addition to his civilian career, Shaffer also serves in the United States Army Reserve as an Environmental Science and Industrial Hygiene Officer. Jonathan currently manages the health, safety, and environmental process for Optimation Technology and its Industrial Services Division in Rochester, New York. Optimation is a world class engineering and skilled trades firm which conceptualizes, designs, fabricates, and assembles manufacturing processes for a variety of industries including food, pharmaceuticals, petrol-chemical, and glass.