The Electrical Council of Florida

OSHA Lock Out Tag Out
Information Request

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)) standard. The Agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as the evolving technology for robotics.

OSHA is seeking information about how employers have been using control circuit devices, including information about the types of circuitry and safety procedures being used; limitations of their use, to determine under what other conditions control circuit-type devices could be used safely; new risks of worker exposure to hazardous energy as a result of increased interaction with robots; and whether the agency should consider changes to the LOTO standard that would address these new risks.

Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2019. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rule making Portal, or by facsimile or mail.  Refer to Docket No. OSHA-2016-0013 with your submittal.


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Several local chapters are on "Summer Break" for the next few months. Make a point to check the web-site Event calendar to verify if your chapter has summer meetings on the calendar.

 Please check out the following calendar of events for June, July & August that have local chapter events scheduled. If you would like like to attend, all you have to do is contact the local chapter for all the details.  There's a lot going on, be sure to look over all the choices.

Wednesday, June 19 - Tampa Chapter Meeting
June Tampa Chapter Meeting

Thursday, June 20 - Volusia Chapter Meeting
Volusia June Membership Appreciation Get Together

Pinellas Chapter
Summer Break - See you in September!

Tuesday, August 6 - Volusia Chapter Fish Fry
Volusia Chapter Fish Fry

Wednesday, August 7 - ECF  Executive Committee Meeting 
ECF State Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 21 - Ridge Chapter Fishing Tournament
Ridge Chapter Fishing Trip

Thursday, September 26 - Pinellas Chapter Meeting
September Pinellas Chapter General Membership Meeting

Friday, October 18 - Edison Chapter Golf Tournament
Edison Chapter Fall Golf Tournament

Thursday, November 14 -18 ECF Annual Conference Cruise
2019 Annual Meeting & Cruise

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