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Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures

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.
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07/26/2022

Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures

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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.
  • A good Lockout/Tagout Procedure, at a minimum, should contain the following elements:

  • Rules

  • Lockout Procedures and Techniques

  • Preparation for Shutdown.

  • Machine or Equipment Shutdown.

  • Machine or Equipment Isolation

  • Lockout Device Application.

  • Stored Energy.

  • Verification of Isolation.

  • CAUTION: Return Operating Controls to the “Neutral” or “Off” Position after the Test. The machine / equipment is now locked out. Servicing or maintenance may now occur.

  • Removal of Lockout Devices

  • If the authorized employee who applied the lock is not available, the supervisor shall take the following steps:

  • Deenergize all systems and reapply energy control measures in accordance with procedures set forth under SECTION VI.

  • Additional Requirements

  • In the proceeding steps, if more than one individual is required to lockout machines / equipment (group lockout), the following procedures shall be implemented to provide protection to all employees.

  • Cord and Plug Connected Equipment - If servicing or maintenance is performed on cord and plug connected equipment the following procedure shall be performed to protect employees.

  • Outside Contractors - If outside contractors perform servicing or maintenance that requires lockout, the Safety Director shall take the following steps.

  • Training

  • Authorized employees shall receive training covering:

  • Affected and all “other” employees shall receive training so that they are able to:

  • Retraining - Authorized and affected employees shall receive retraining in proper application of lockout procedures when there is a change in:

  • Retraining will re-establish employee proficiency in lockout, and ensure that employees are knowledgeable of new or revised procedures. All retraining will be certified.

  • Periodic Inspections

  • TAGOUT PROCEDURES

  • NOTE: Should the machine / equipment required upgrade or modification, it will have lockable switches, fittings, valves, etc. added so that it becomes possible to lockout.

  • ENERGY SOURCE EVALUATION

  • DATE:

  • CONDUCTED BY:

  • In order to determine all energy sources for each piece or type of machine or equipment, fill in the following table.

  • Location:

  • Work Center:

  • Equipment Name:

  • Model:

  • Serial #:

  • Lockout Procedure Number:

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