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LOTO Policy for your Workplace

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures should always be used to improve safety in the workplace. The LOTO procedure is a pretty straight forward safety policy that has saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries.
MaintainX
07/26/2022

LOTO Policy for your Workplace

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Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures should always be used to improve safety in the workplace. The LOTO procedure is a pretty straight forward safety policy that has saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries.
  • Employer and employee responsibilities

  • Lockout and tagout devices

  • Lockout and tagout devices must meet the following criteria to ensure that they are effective and not removed inadvertently:

  • Exposure survey

  • Energy control procedures

  • Authorized employees who lockout or tagout equipment or do service and maintenance must follow specific written energy-control procedures. The procedures must include the following information:

  • When re-energizing equipment is necessary — when power is needed to test or position the equipment, for example — temporary removal of lockout or tagout devices is allowed. This applies only for the time required to perform the task and the procedure must be documented.

  • Employees must do the following before they begin service or maintenance work:

  • Employees must do the following they remove lockout or tagout devices and re-energize equipment:

  • Special lockout/tagout situations

  • When an energy-isolating device is locked or tagged and it is necessary to test or position equipment, do the following:

  • Contract service and maintenance

  • Group lockout

  • When authorized employees must service equipment that has several energy sources and several energy-isolating devices, the employees must follow group lockout procedures. The following machines and equipment require group lockout:

  • Shift changes and long-term shutdowns

  • Training

  • Employees who may be exposed to hazardous energy will receive training before assignment to ensure that they understand (company name) energy-control policy and have skills to apply, use, and remove energy controls. The training will include the requirements of 1910.147 and the following:

  • Current training records will be maintained for each authorized and affected employee including the employee’s name and the training date

  • Inspections of written energy-control procedures

  • (Company name) will perform and document annual inspections of energy-control procedures to ensure that employees understand and use them effectively. Documentation will include the following:

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