According to OSHA, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year. Additionally, the machine guarding and lockout/tagout standards are consistently on the list of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards.
So does your safety program effectively protect workers when they are exposed to moving machine parts and to hazardous energy? You may be subject to multiple OSHA citations if workers are exposed to both hazards during service and maintenance operations without adequate machine safeguards and lockout/tagout procedures.
Identifying the particular risks that can be addressed by a comprehensive LOTO and machine guarding program will require a careful assessment. Knowing the risks will help in determining, case by case, what would be the most effective strategies and programs.
This webinar will help with not only the assessment step, but the development and implementation steps as well. Now is the time to begin.
Join us when Edwin Foulke Jr., Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, will explain LOTO regulations and how to best comply with the applicable requirements, in order to minimize possible accidents and violations. You’ll learn to:
About Your Presenter:
- Identify basic types of machinery that require guarding as it relates to your organization
- Consider and assess the common types of guards that can be used
- Determine when lockout/tagout is required for your equipment and operations
- Identify the types of operations that can be considered “minor servicing” and therefore exempt from lockout/tagout requirements
- Evaluate the alternate precautions that must be taken when working under the minor servicing exception and the interrelation of machine guarding under these circumstances
Edwin G. Foulke Jr.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr is a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm. Mr. Foulke is co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group in its Atlanta, Georgia office. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, he was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April, 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities rates dropped to their lowest level in recorded history. In 2010, 2011 and again in 2012-13 he was named as one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine, as well as being named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine in 2008. Mr. Foulke is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues and one of the top speakers and writers in this area.