Customize LOTO Policy at the Corporate and Site Level
An impactful lockout/tagout policy should be easy to understand and clearly articulate company-specific rules and enforcement protocol as it relates to the release of hazardous energy. Crafting a facility-wide lockout/tagout policy provides peace of mind, a comprehensive document for OSHA compliance, and an efficient company protocol.
A comprehensive lockout/tagout policy serves as a reference, detailing how & when to perform lockout, who is responsible for what aspects of the program, how the policy will be enforced, and what to do in the event of special circumstances. A good corporate policy should offer guidance on training new employees, creating procedures for new equipment, creating an auditing schedule for procedures & employees, and defining key terms and responsibilities.
LOTO policies and procedures go hand-in-hand. A well-designed policy keeps staff informed, from authorized employees to management. It’s also a tool to confirm proper understanding of everyone’s responsibilities to maintain the integrity of the system.
While there are several components that must be part of any lockout/tagout policy, Rockwell Automation safety engineers can help design, create and implement a customized policy for your organization. They can also review your current policies and suggest improvements.