Group Lockout Techniques that Work
Event Date: May 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm Central Time (1:00 pm Eastern Time, 10:00 am Pacific Time)
Many lockout accidents occur because one person unknowingly triggers machinery startup or a release of stored energy that injures other people working in associated danger zones. What accident investigations usually determine as a root cause is that each participating worker did not adequately protect themselves with personal control of the energy sources that hurt them. Group lockout would have made the difference.

This webinar discusses several scenarios of how hazardous energy accidents happen and how failure to communicate and insufficient or no personal lockout protection can lead to an accident. We will look in-depth at OSHA requirements for group lockout. And we will also cover a number of best-practice group lockout strategies based on ANSI Z244.1 that apply to all exposed workers, regardless of the scale of the work being performed. From simple 2- or 3-person tasks, to complex multi-employer project sites, group lockout solutions will be discussed to provide everyone the ability to participate in protecting themselves from the dangers of unexpected machinery activation or process flows.


Todd Grover, Global Sr. Manager – Applied Safety Solutions, The Master Lock Company

Todd Grover has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing safety professional and EHS manager and has a business degree in administrative management. Grover also holds an Advanced Safety Certification through the National Safety Council and is an OSHA-authorized instructor for both the general industry and construction 10- and 30-hour courses. He worked with a wide range of industries to prepare numerous lockout policies and detailed procedures, develop company-specific compliance training, and perform accident investigations. Grover has represented dozens of employers during lockout-related OSHA citation cases. He has worked with control of hazardous energy lockout/tagout since the inception of the OSHA 1910.147 standard and is currently a participating member of the ANSI Z244.1 committee on control of hazardous energy, as well as a delegate to the U.S. PC283 committee contributing to the upcoming ISO 45001 Global Standard for Occupational Health and Safety.

Committed to making safety work through a continuous improvement strategy, Grover provides a solution-driven practical approach to accident prevention, risk management and meeting compliance requirements.


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

National Safety Council associate editor Kevin Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health magazine. He will moderate the session.

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