ARLINGTON, VA. — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is now offering a new and free training course that tackles the Lockout/Tagout safety procedure.

Lockout/Tagout is a safety procedure used to safeguard machines that can pose a safety hazard are shut off or tagged-out properly so they are not started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or repair work.  According to the NGFA, this procedure requires that hazardous energy sources be “isolated and rendered inoperative” before work is started on equipment and is one of the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) control of hazardous energy standard.

“This industry fulfills a noble and indispensable role in transforming the bounty of America’s producers into safe, nutritious, sustainable and affordable human and animal food,” said Randy Gordon, president and chief executive officer of NGFA. “An essential component of fulfilling that mission involves providing a safe workplace to employees working in this great industry. At NGFA, we’re committed to providing free training materials that can be widely shared and easily incorporated into safety training programs.”

The association continues to prioritize safety by producing training courses developed through Articulate 360 that are designed to provide information on certain types of hazards and best safety practices within the grain handling, feed and processing industry.

For more information about NGFA’s interactive safety training courses, visit the association’s website.

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