Incidents associated with hazardous energy from machines, electrical and mechanical equipment, and pressurized systems in confined spaces are an ongoing source of injuries, fatalities and OSHA violations in workplaces across the US. If your workers perform maintenance and service operations in confined spaces, they are exposed to hazardous energy sources without even knowing it.
Even when the energy source is turned off, there are tragic cases where someone outside the space turns the power on when the entrant is still inside the space. These incidents occur not only in industrial settings, but in nearly every type of workplace, including commercial facilities, hospitals, universities, and even agricultural operations.
In order to prevent crippling confined space incidents resulting from hazardous energy, you have to identify all of your confined spaces with hazardous energy exposures, and develop the necessary energy isolation and Lockout/Tagout controls to ensure safe entry and exit from the space.
Join us when Tracy L. Moon, Partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP, will provide you with an understanding of how to identify all potential confined space hazardous energy risks and how to minimize possible accidents and regulation violations.You’ll learn:
About Your Presenter:
- Identify basic confined space hazardous energy concerns including electricity, high pressure fluids and gases and mechanical energy
- Evaluate methods for controlling hazardous energy in confined spaces including lockout/tagout, line isolation, and PPE
- Assess regulations for confined spaces including the “Permit-
- Required Confined Spaces Rule” and the Lockout/Tagout standard
- Identify the typical OSHA citations related to confined space hazardous energy violations
- Consider approaches for developing and implementing a confined space emergency rescue process
- Review examples of Permit-Required Confined Spaces programs that have proven to be effective
Tracy L. Moon
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Tracy L. Moon, Jr. is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representation of employers before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and a variety of state law wrongful discharge, contract and tort claims. Moon also represents of employers before the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies, including the EEOC and OSHA. Moon counsels and trains employers on labor and employment law, including conducting on-site compliance inspections and in-house management training programs. He is a frequent speaker at various employment and labor law programs.