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Safety and Health Lockout/Tagout Procedure

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

Safety and Health Lockout/Tagout Procedure

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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.
  • Purpose

  • Examples of Stored Energy Where Lockout/Tagout Applies

  • Responsibilities

  • Safety Manager

  • Supervisors

  • Authorized Employees to Perform Lockout

  • Affected Employees—Employees in Area of Lockout/Tagout

  • Approved Lockout/Tagout Devices

  • All authorized employees will receive specific lockout locks.

  • Training

  • Frequency

  • Affected Employee

  • Authorized Employee

  • Record Keeping

  • Retraining

  • General Lockout Procedure

  • Employee Notification

  • Preparation

  • Equipment Shutdown

  • Equipment Isolation

  • Operate the switch, valve, or other energy isolating device(s) to cut the equipment off from its energy source(s).

  • For electrical energy.

  • For mechanical energy.

  • For thermal, chemical, flammable, pneumatic, hydraulic where such energy is contained in lines or pipes.

  • Application of Lockout/Tagout Device

  • Place assigned lock on disconnect switch, valve or other locking device.

  • If maintenance "crew" is conducting extensive equipment service or repair that will continue into the next shift, group lockout procedures shall be followed.

  • Release of Stored Energy

  • "Test Start"

  • Specific Lockout Procedures

  • If equipment meets one of the following criteria, follow the specific lockout procedures for that type of equipment:

  • Restoring Locked Equipment

  • Emergency Removal of Lock; Other Than By Installer

  • Security supervisor and maintenance supervisor will inspect equipment that requires starting.

  • Inspections/Enforcement

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