Lockout Tagout - Complex Procedures
This new course focuses on complex lockout tagout procedures and activities. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to recognize the importance of lockout tagout and apply best practices to properly isolate equipment. The course also discusses requirements for equipment specific procedures and procedural inspections, stored energy, group lockout and lockout device removal.
New and Updated Courses in 2021
We will be releasing at least one new course per month in 2021. These new courses will cover topics such as personal protective equipment, grain handling equipment maintenance, food safety, grain-bin entry, scaffolds, job hazard analysis and DOT/Driver safety. According to content expert Joe Mlynek, “Back in August we engaged our clients to get feedback on their training needs. We are pleased to include several of their suggestions in our 2021 course development plan. In addition, we will continue to update our existing content to include new voice talent, animation and increased interactivity.”
This Month’s Safety Simplified Blog: “Root Cause Analysis and a Fishbone?”
In this month’s blog, Joe Mlynek discusses using the Fishbone Process to assist with incident analysis. This process analyzes six separate causal factors to identify the root cause. To read this and other blogs, go to: www.safetymadesimple.com/blog
"Take-5" Safety Message
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): “Only approved containers and portable tanks shall be used for storage and handling of flammable liquids.” This rule applies to flammable liquid quantities of five gallons or less, such as gasoline storage containers. This Take-5 covers storage container requirements and safe handling practices. This and other “Take-5’s” can be accessed by your Safety Made Simple administrator at any time in the “Take-5” Resources section of your portal.
Is It Safe?
No way! The angle of repose of a granular material, such as grain, is the steepest angle at which a material can be piled without slumping. At this angle, material on the slope face is on the verge of sliding (caving-in). Workers or vehicles in close proximity can be engulfed or entrapped. The angle of repose varies based on the commodity handled:
- Corn: approximately 21.5 – 23 degrees
- Soybeans: approximately 25 degrees
- Wheat: approximately 25 degrees
- Oats: approximately 28 degrees.
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