Understanding the unique attributes of each company’s safety program is key to creating a custom lockout/tagout policy. We can help you create a fully compliant lockout/tagout policy, where all OSHA components are present and site-specific rules are included. By working with the on-site safety personnel, we will will further customize the policy so that it meets your facility’s specific needs. We can also review existing policies and recommend changes to improve your safety and compliance.
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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.
Steps to Create a Successful Lockout/Tagout Corporate Policy
Our safety engineers can help create a customized lockout/tagout policy designed specifically to meet your needs.
- Define the Purpose of Your Lockout/Tagout Policy — All employees should be made aware of the necessity of a lockout/tagout policy and understand the overall goals of your lockout/tagout program.
- Define the Scope of Your Lockout/Tagout Policy — OSHA standards and unique company standards need to be defined, and individual employees need to understand their responsibilities as it relates to your lockout/tagout program.
- Define Common Lockout/Tagout Vocabulary — This includes providing a glossary of relevant lockout/tagout terms.
- Define Responsibilities and Roles — Establish the difference between authorized and affected employees and how their responsibilities differ depending on their assigned role.
- Lockout/Tagout Procedures — The key component of your lockout/tagout policy will include the actual lockout/tagout procedures for each piece of equipment.
- Training and Other Program Processes — Your company lockout/tagout policy should provide details on the training required for each role, and the records required to document your training.
- Provide the Lockout/Tagout Policy for All Employees, including Contractors — Ensure that all necessary employees have access to the current and comprehensive version of your lockout/tagout policy.
An impactful lockout/tagout policy should be easy to understand and clearly articulate company-specific rules and enforcement protocol. Crafting a facility-wide lockout/tagout policy provides peace of mind, a comprehensive document for OSHA compliance, and an efficient company protocol.