Softcover, 208 pgs
This new ASSE publication is a basic handbook for achieving compliance with OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standard and implementing a comprehensive energy control program. The book uses many case studies to present effective techniques for ensuring 100 percent protection of personnel during service and maintenance of machines, equipment, and processes. It covers protective appliances and energy isolation and verification methods for specific types of energy, including special procedures for work on high-voltage equipment. Complex lockout/tagout situations are also examined, including the continuity of protection during shift or personnel changes. This book includes many illustrations, an example of a written lockout/tagout program, and a sample format for equipment-specific energy control procedures.
"A well-organized book that would assist anyone developing an effective lockout/tagout program. A great reference for developing training programs. It answers all of those unusual questions we are always asked."
- Hal Basdekis, MS, CIH, CSP
"The most comprehensive guide that I've seen on the topic. . . . It contains thorough descriptions of numerous energy sources, lockout/tagout methods, and the OSHA standard itself, backed by visuals and graphics that give the reader a full understanding of what's required by LOTO regulations, while at the same time providing practical and easy-to-understand solutions."
- Kevin F. Biernacki, CSP
Stephen M. Kelley, CSP, CHMM is the Associate Director, HSE for Sanofi Corporation, Framingham, Mass. Previously he was the Global Leader for GE Water & Process Technolgies, and Corporate Director, HSE for the Ionics Corporation where he administered safety and environmental management systems for 1,700 employees in 90 facilities located in 32 countries.