Protect Employees with Lockout/Tagout Policies and Procedures
Lockout/tagout procedures are written steps used for affixing lockout or tagout devices to energy isolation devices to bring a machine to a zero-energy state, the point at which the equipment has been safely isolated from any chances of re-energization or release of internal contained energy. Stated plainly, it’s when everything has been shut off completely.
Machine-specific lockout/tagout procedures guide an authorized employee through a sequential process that renders a piece of equipment safe to maintenance.
For production facilities based in the United States, adherence to compliance requirements for lockout/tagout procedures is managed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). By partnering with employers and safety specialists, OSHA has led the way in dramatically reducing workplace deaths.
Are you and your company adequately prepared with fully developed lockout/tagout procedures? Could you use some guidance on OSHA lockout/tagout regulations? Our team of safety engineers provides consultation and guidance for procedure creation and documentation for machines of all types.
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