Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 9, No. 2, February 2017
Lockout/tag out safety procedures protect employees from hazardous energy released by machinery while they complete routine maintenance or servicing work. Though regulations vary by province, Canadian legislation requires employers to uphold a good standard of practice regarding lockout/tag out. Proper procedures are essential for preventing severe injuries such as amputations, fractures, crushing injuries, and even death.
All parties in a workplace should be aware of lockout/tag out procedures, but the government has created general guidelines for specific responsibilities. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) sets out the following guidelines:
Management is responsible for:
- Drafting, periodically reviewing, and updating the written program.
- Identifying the employees, machines, equipment, and processes included in the program.
- Providing the necessary protective equipment, hardware and appliances.
- Monitoring and measuring conformance with the program.
Supervisors are responsible for:
- Distributing protective equipment, hardware, and any appliance; and ensuring its proper use by employees.
- Ensuring that equipment-specific procedures are established for the machines, equipment and processes in their area.
- Ensuring that only properly trained employees perform service or maintenance that require lockout.
- Ensuring that employees under their supervision follow the established lockout procedures where required.
Employees are responsible for:
- Assisting in the development of equipment-specific procedures.
- Following the procedures that have been developed.
- Reporting any problems associated with those procedures, the equipment, or the process of locking and tagging out.
Consult the CCOHS website for the full lockout/tag out fact sheet, and for more information regarding the Canadian lockout standard CSA Z460-05 (R2010).
76th ANNUAL CONVENTION UPDATE
June 8 -10
We are pleased to announce that WestJet has offered convention attendees 10% off the base fare for travel between Calgary and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.
76th Annual Convention ISRI Empire Chapter Dinner Banquet
Syracuse, NY2017 OARA Convention & Trade Show
March 30 – April 1
Toronto, OntarioISRI 2017 Convention & Exposition
New Orleans, Louisiana
Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste
Annual Short Course
International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT)
September 6 – 8
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
130 Albert Street Suite 1906
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4