Lockout Tagout: It Would Have Saved His Life

Language(s): English

Training Time: 19 to 27 minutes

Lockout Tagout procedures are extremely important to both authorized and affected employees. Every year, Lockout Tagout prevents more than 120 deaths and over 50,000 injuries in North America. This online course demonstrates the importance of using Lockout Tagout to help save lives.

The course begins with a tragic story about Doug Gatewood, a shredding machine operator who lost his life while repairing the shredder. If Doug had followed the proper Lockout Tagout procedures, he would still be alive.

Through this online course, employees will learn the proper procedures for Lockout Tagout with an emphasis on awareness of the equipment and others. They will also be advised to check the company’s energy control plan if any questions arise about the types of energy to be released during Lockout Tagout.

Use this training to teach workers about the importance of following Lockout Tagout procedures and how improper work practices can be a matter of life or death.