AWWA-64285 Safety First: Lockout Tagout of Electrical Equipment


Operators and maintenance personnel learn procedures for taking electrical equipment offline for servicing and bringing equipment back online.

Utility workers are routinely exposed to life-threatening injuries from the unexpected startup of equipment during maintenance. 

Viewers will learn:

  • What employers must do to comply with OSHA’s lockout/tagout rules
  • Lockout/tagout program guidelines for water utilities
  • Type of lockout and tagout devices
  • Communication procedures to notify affected employees
  • Use of shutdown approval forms
  • Shutting off power at the source
  • Shift-worker protocol
  • Removal of lockout/tagout devices
  • Powering up after lockout/tagout work is finished
  • Documentation
  • Ongoing employee training (13 minutes)

ISBN: 9781583217313
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 2009
AWWA catalog no: 64285
Media Type: DVD