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Lock Out/Tag Out Policy

This lockout tagout program is an effective way to control hazardous energy in virtually every environment but more importantly, it is a proven way to minimize the risk of injuries and even fatalities for those who work with dangerous equipment.
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07/26/2022

Lock Out/Tag Out Policy

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This lockout tagout program is an effective way to control hazardous energy in virtually every environment but more importantly, it is a proven way to minimize the risk of injuries and even fatalities for those who work with dangerous equipment.
  • Responsibilities and Roles

  • The Scope or Policy section tells who must follow the LOTO procedures, but it’s important to explain those responsibilities in greater detail. The Responsibilities section doesn’t have to list each individual role but can group responsibilities by job types. Some common groupings include:

  • Here are some examples for different job types:

  • Explain the Lockout/Tagout Process in Detail

  • While the exact lock-tag-try procedure will look different for every company, a typical procedure follows these steps:

  • After service or maintenance, employees should follow a sequence of steps to put the machine back into use. Only the authorized employee who applied the LOTO devices may remove them. Sample steps for removing lockout/tagout equipment:

  • If you use tagout procedures in place of or alongside lockout procedures, include specific instructions for tagout procedures.

  • Other procedures that may be applicable to you include:

  • Training and Other Program Processes

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  • It may also be beneficial to include photos, charts, and diagrams in your written policy. These may include:

  • Finally, list your emergency contacts and procedures.

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