What is lockout/tagout, and when is lockout/tagout required? Lockout/tagout refers to the proper shutdown, and locking or tagging, of equipment and machines to help protect employees from hazardous energy exposure during maintenance or repair.
LOTO programs include policies and procedures that help safeguard employees from unexpected energy release (electrical, mechanical and others) while starting or servicing machines and equipment. A good LOTO program revolves around employee safety and workplace productivity, while complying with all applicable legal requirements, including OSHA in the United States.
Our safety services experts can help you comply with all applicable legal requirements and build a successful LOTO program. The creation of easy-to-read graphical procedures will provide clear guidance for employees, so you stay safe, and in compliance.