Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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532 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

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Sally Cox 
Summit County Safety Council 

Safety Council Meeting - November 20, 2019



Lockout/Tagout Overview

Tom Neff


Lockout/Tagout is a process where machinery, equipment or processes are isolated from energy sources so that the equipment can be worked on safely. Employees making repairs or performing maintenance will actually apply a lock to the energy source. In OSHA's Lockout/Tagout world, there are three categories of people: Authorized, Affected, and Other. All of these categories require a certain level of training and understanding of this standard. Violation of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout standard is always one of the top ten cited annually.
This luncheon seminar will explain:
• What Lockout/Tagout is and why it is used.
• Recognize locks and tags and devices used in the process.
• Understand how to develop and review machine specific Lockout/Tagout procedures.


Tom Neff recently retired as the EH&S Manager for Rockwell Automation in the Greater Cleveland area. During his 34 years with this company he helped develop corporate EH&S policies and launch various ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 programs. He is a CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) and also a Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor. He is also a past President of the Greater Cleveland Safety Council and currently is an EH&S consultant for some Greater Cleveland companies.