04/28/2006

Lock Out Danger With New E-Course

Anytime you feel the need to stick your hand, or any other part of yourself in
a dangerous spot on a machine - whether or not the machine is turned off - you
run the risk of accidentally activating the machine. No job is worth such a
risk.

Lockout is an essential safety procedure that prevents equipment, machines and
processes from harming workers. The people who are responsible for maintaining,
repairing, cleaning and replacing parts on machinery that is not "locked out"
can be seriously injured. Every year in Canada, someone loses a limb or their
life because there was no lockout system in place.

The latest e-course from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
(CCOHS) provides a basic overview of lockout. It teaches participants how to
recognize hazardous situations and know when lockout is required to control
electrical or other energized hazards.

The Lockout e-course outlines how to identify and control hazardous energy in a
workplace, and explains the importance and purpose of implementing a lockout
system. In an easy, user-friendly format, it illustrates the concepts of
lockout, with case studies and other examples of real workplace situations.
Sample forms, checklists and quizzes throughout the course make it practical
and interactive. There's even an exam at the end of the course to measure
learning.

Managers, supervisors, workers, facility managers, health and safety committee
members, and anyone who needs to know more about controlling hazardous energy
in the workplace will benefit from the Lockout e-course. The convenient,
web-based format allows participants to learn at their own computers, at their
own pace. In just 50 to 60 minutes, they will have a good understanding of
hazardous energy and how to control it with lockout procedures. They will also
learn how to recognize the importance of workplace health and safety programs,
including training.

All courses and information products from CCOHS are reviewed by labour,
business and government representatives to ensure accurate and unbiased
content.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety