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Lock out Tag out Training

    Description/purpose:

      This course is designed to inform affected and authorized employees of the procedures to be used in the lockout/tagout process to ensure safety & protection during repair and maintenance of equipment.  Employees will receive instructions in proper lockout/tagout procedures, the use of locks and tags, proper removal of lockout/ tagout devices and potential hazards involved in the lockout/tagout process.

    Contents:

    • Introduction to Federal and State regulations
    • Overview of OSHA 1910.147
    • Need for Lockout/Tagout 
    • Nature and Extent of Potential Energy Hazards
    • Hazards Associated with Energy Potentials
    • Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures
    • Use of Locks and Tags
    • Removal of Lockout/Tagout Devices and Restoration of Energy

    Who should attend:

      Affected Employees: Employees who operate or use a machine or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is being performed, or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such serving or maintenance is being performed.

      Authorized Employees: Employees who lock-out or tag-out machines or  equipment to perform servicing or maintenance.

    Training frequency:

    • Initial upon assignment to the task and 
    • Retraining/review of lockout-tagout procedures is necessary for all affected/authorized employees whenever there is a change in machines, assignments, equipment, or processes that present a new hazard or when there is a change in the energy control procedures.This retraining will be completed and documented on an on-going basis by employee's area supervisor. 
    • Employees must also receive additional training and demonstrate understanding, if inspection or conditions show, that the employees are not following established procedures or that safety has been compromised. 

    Length of course: One and half to two hours, depending on audience size and questions

    This class is provided by EH&S and is on the semester schedule  Call (646-3327) or email to set up a class for a special group or for more information.

Confined Space (also see NMSU Confined Space Program)

    Description/purpose:

      This course is designed to inform employees of the general procedures to be used for working in confined spaces.

    Contents:

    • Introduction to Federal and State regulations

    • Overview of OSHA 1910.147 

    • NMSU Confined Space Entry Plan & Program

    • Designation of confined spaces and permit required areas

    • Confined spaces on NMSU and associated hazards 

    • Proper entry/equipment use

    • Use of permits, equipment, and attendants duties

    Who should attend:  Affected Employees: Any employee that must work in or enter confined spaces as part of their duties.

    Training/review frequency: 

    • Initial upon assignment to the task and
    • Retraining/review of procedures is necessary for all affected/authorized employees 
      whenever there is a change in control procedures. The review should be ongoing as 
      conditions change and information should be revisited at least annually by the supervisor. 
    • Employees must receive additional training and demonstrate understanding, if inspection or conditions show, the employees are not following established procedures or that safety has 
      been compromised. 

    Length of course: One and half to two hours, depending on audience size and questions

    This class is provided by EH&S at least annually.  See semester schedule.  Call (646-3327) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.


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