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With this slide deck, Michael Klein provided a Continuing Professional Education course on lockout tagout procedures.

Machine Guarding – Lockout Tagout

Lockout Tagout (LOTO) describes specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from unexpected energy being released during the servicing of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.

This is accomplished by the placement of a lockout device ensuring that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed.

Objectives for the course included:

  • Establish the requirements of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program
  • Establish the individual roles within a LOTO Program
  • Types of hazardous energy
  • When should LOTO be applied
  • Energy isolation devices
  • How Do Injuries Occur During Machine Servicing?

Course attendees were instructed on the types of hazardous energy that are subject to LOTO, operations that are excluded from LOTO, and the roles of employees within the LOTO paradigm.

If you are interested in discussing this presentation or scheduling a similar presentation at your law firm or legal event, please contact Michael Klein directly.

Download a PDF version of presentation slides in the ‘Details’ section of this page.

About the Presentation

In September of 2015 Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, CFEI of Robson Forensic prepared and presented several training modules to the American Industrial Hygiene Association - Rocky Mountain Section on the concepts and practices of machine guarding. These training sessions presented by Michael instructed the program attendees on the concepts and practices of guarding automated robotic machinery and the protection of the people who program, operate and maintain them.

 

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Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, C.F.E.I.

Mr. Klein is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Hazardous Material Manager and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator with over 25 years of hands-on career experience. Michael has extensive experience involving engineering design and implementing machine guarding principles in government and private facilities. He has held Senior Project/Engineering Manager positions, where he has been responsible for capital project management, facilities design, construction management, maintenance/modification, buildings and grounds. Michael has particular expertise in laboratories, manufacturing, material storage, product distribution facilities, and data centers. He has also trained professionals in the principles and applications of machine guarding.