First of all, let us answer the question that brought you here. Yes, Lockout/Tagout Training is required. Not only is it required to train all new employees but employees must be retrained every three years. Here are the citations from NFPA 70E and OSHA.
NFPA 70E 2015 Article 120
Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
120.2 (B) (2) Training and Retraining. All persons who could be exposed shall be trained to understand the established procedure to control the energy and their responsibility in executing the procedure. New (or reassigned) employees shall be trained (or retrained) to understand the lockout/tagout procedure as it relates to their new assignment. The employer shall document that each employee has received the training required by this section. This documentation shall be made when the employee demonstrates proficiency in the work practices involved. This documentation shall contain the content of the training, each employee’s name, and the dates of the training. Retraining shall be required as the established procedure is revised. Retraining shall be performed at intervals not to exceed 3 years.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 – Subpart J
This OSHA required procedure establishes the minimum requirements for the lockout of energy isolating devices whenever maintenance or servicing is done on machines or equipment. It shall be used to ensure that the machine or equipment is stopped, isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and locked out before employees perform any servicing or maintenance where the unexpected energization or start-up of the machine or equipment or release of stored energy could cause injury.
Compliance with This OSHA Program
All employees are required to comply with the restrictions and limitations imposed upon them during the use of lockout. The authorized employees are required to perform the lockout in accordance with this procedure. All employees, upon observing a machine or piece of equipment which is locked out to perform servicing or maintenance shall not attempt to start, energize, or use that machine or equipment.
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