6 Steps to an Effective Lockout Program in Your Healthcare Lab or Facility
Title: 6 Steps to an Effective Lockout Program in Your Healthcare Lab or Facility
Date: May 25, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: Carlos Soria and Ben Caccese
The Importance of Employing Proper Procedures
This webinar will examine OSHA’s requirements for lockout programs and why they are important for all industries, including healthcare labs and facilities, to identify the steps to an effective program.
OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy regulation requires that energy sources must be contained during servicing and maintenance to ensure worker safety. Energy sources can include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal. When they are not properly controlled, workers servicing or maintaining the machines or equipment can be seriously injured or even killed.
The regulatory standard (29 CFR 1910.147) also states: “The employer shall establish a(n) (energy control) program consisting of energy control procedures, employee training and periodic inspections to ensure that before any employee performs any servicing or maintenance on a machine or equipment where the unexpected energizing, startup or release of stored energy could occur and cause injury, the machine or equipment shall be isolated from the energy source and rendered inoperative."
Year after year, lockout tagout compliance continues to appear on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list. Learn how to avoid citation and keep your team safe by employing the proper procedures.
This webinar will help you:
- Examine OSHA requirements for your lockout program and why they are important for healthcare labs and facilities
- Identify the six steps to an effective lockout program for healthcare labs and facilities
- Discuss the common failures or complacency that can occur
- Review best practices for starting or refreshing a program through standardization
This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications, a provider of continuing education programs in clinical laboratory sciences that has been approved by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E. credit hour will be provided for this complimentary, basic-level program.
Carlos Soria and Ben Caccese, Brady Lockout Tagout Product Management
Carlos Soria and Ben Caccese are product managers of Brady™ lockout tagout devices and padlocks. OSHA 30 Certified, their days consist of new product development, portfolio management, and creating educational and promotional content.