PDC 12 – Advanced Topics in the Management of a Hazardous Energy Control Program

Organized by: Robert Moats; EORM, Sunnyvale, CA and David Simpson; Intel, Folsom, CA

Target Audience: Advanced (10 or more Years Experience)

The federal OSHA lockout/tagout standard has been in place for over ten years, and by now employers should have a well-established, comprehensive, and mature program in place. However, from the presenters’ experience many organizations have programs with large flaws or deficiencies due to short-cut solutions, paper-only programs, safety folklore, erroneous code interpretations, or have been daunted by the amount of professional energy needed to develop and sustain a viable program. The sheer economic necessity of having a comprehensive and efficient program is very important as federal OSHA has a track record of using lockout/tagout violations as a means to set an example of how serious they are about control hazardous energy. Lockout/tagout violations continue to appear in the top-ten list of cases resulting in multi-million dollar fines levied by OSHA each year. This intensive course will cover the presenter’s extensive experience with the development and management of hazardous energy control programs. Covered will be techniques of equipment hazards analyses, ‘selling’ the program, sustaining the program, difficulties with various groups you may encounter, specialized areas such as the difficulties with the SEMI S2 review process, folklore, traps and pitfalls, problems with discipline and discipline requirements in the program, relationship to other OSHA standards, problems with state OSHA standards, problems in large corporations with plants in multiple states, and difficulties in relationships with corporate-level EHS groups and plant level program implementation problems.

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