Electrical Safety & LOTO                    

Cost: $95 per participant / Contract Pricing Available

Length: 4 hours

CEUs: 4

Course Description:

Electrical Safety Awareness pertains to the individual employees’ training requirements to receive information about the potentially hazardous electrical energy they may encounter in Water and Waste Water facilities and workplaces.

Lockout/Tagout is an integral part of electrical safety and an approved method in isolating hazards that need to be replaced or repaired.  For this reason it has been paired with electrical safety.


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality references two professional organization’s publications in their rules.  The first one is the "Safety Practices for Water Utilities" - American Water Works Association Manual M3 as follows:


30 TAC 290.44(a)  "Design and standards.  All potable water distribution systems including pump stations, mains, and both ground and elevated storage tanks, shall be designed, installed, and constructed in accordance with current American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards with reference to materials to be used and construction procedures to be followed


References include:

  • 29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1910; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart S; 1910.332(a-c) Training
  • OSHA – Occupation Safety & Health Administration – 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K
  • 29 CFR 1926.417 – Lockout and Tagging of Circuits
  • 29 CFR 1910.147 – The Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • NEC – National Electrical Code
  • TCEQ 30 TAC 290 and 30 TAC 217


Overall Course Goals and/or Objective Statements

Upon successful completion of this workshop, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and list electrical hazards  in their workplaces,
  • Obtain Machine Specific Lockout / Tagout Procedures with identified energy source for each potentially hazardous machine they work with,
  • Identify energy sources,
  • Know how to obtain and use available hazard information,
  • Understand protective measures such as engineering controls, work practices to mitigate hazards, and how to select personal protective equipment,
  • Be able to conduct inspections for electrical hazards found or used in their workplace, and
  • Communicate hazard information to their fellow employees.