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Shift Change! Implementing a Transfer Lock System in your Safety Lockout Program


11/20/19 12:00 pm to 11/20/19 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

There are critical moments during the shift change of personnel that invite gaps in the SAFE status of machinery and equipment. Implementing a transfer lock system can protect employees from exposure to hazardous energy and unexpected start-up during service and maintenance activities. Continuity devices prove to be a critical component to maintain lockout during shift changes.

Action items that you will take away from this webinar include:

  • How including shift change protocol in your lockout policy will promote lockout best practices in your organization.
  • What constitutes a continuity device.
  • Transfer lock guidelines into your shift-change policy.
  • Strategies for shift change using continuity devices.
  • How continuity devices can aid in group lockout.


Bill Belongea, Safety Services Program Manager, Master Lock Co. LLC

Bill has almost 20 years of experience in the safety industry, including in the printing, injection molding, aerospace, construction and press industries. He now uses his expertise to help facility and factory managers worldwide, including in Europe, Australia, China and Mexico.

Bill has expansive knowledge in best practice safety approaches and is a member of the ANSI Z244.1 Standard Committee on the Control of Hazardous Energy, as well as the ANSI Z10 Safety Management Systems Committee.

A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate with a bachelor’s in occupational safety, Bill also is a veteran of Operation Joint Guardian in 2000 in Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004 as a member of the U.S. Army.


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Kevin Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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