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LOTO are designed to disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start-up, or release of stored energy, thus avoiding injuries.

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Thousands of workers are injured annually, and hundres lose their live due to failure to control sources of hazardous energy. Lockout / Tagout procedures are designed to disable machines equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start up, or release of stored energy, thus avoiding injuries. Hazardous energy can take many different forms, including Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Thermal, Pneumatic, Potential.

Loto osha standard

The lockout/tagout standard establishes the employer’s responsibility to protect employees from hazardous energy sources on machines and equipment during service and maintenance.

The standard gives each employer the flexibility to develop an energy control program suited to the needs of the particular workplace .

Use lockout devices for equipment that can be locked out. Tagout devices may be used in lieu of lockout devices only if the tagout program provides employee protection equivalent to that provided through a lockout program.

Use only lockout/tagout devices authorized for the particular equipment or machinery and ensure that they are durable, standardized, and substantial.

Lockout / TagOut (LOTO)

Watch Out and Be Safe!

What is LOTO?

LOTO are designed to disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start-up, or release of stored energy, thus avoiding injuries.

When LOTO is Required?

  • To remove or bypass a guard or other safety device or feature
  • To place any part of his or her body into an area near the point of operation of any equipment
  • To enter or partially enter the area where a machine or peice of equipment may operate

LOTO OSHA Standard

  • DURABLE
    LOTO devices shall be capable withstanding the environment to which they are exposed for the maximum period of time that the exposure is expected.
  • STANDARDIZED
    Lockout and tagout devices shall be standardized within the facility.
  • SUBSTANIAL
    Lockout devices shall be substanial enough to prevent removal without the use of excessive force or unusual techniques.
  • IDENTIFIABLE
    Lockout devices and tagout devices shall be indicate the identify of the employee applying the device.

Definitions

  • AFFECTED EMPLOYEE
    Whose job requires him/her to operate on which maintenance is being performed under lockout or tagout, or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such serving or maintenance is being performed.
  • AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE
    An employee who locks out or tags out equipment in order to perform service or maintenance on that equipment.
  • ENERGY ISOLATING DEVICE
    A mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy.
  • LOCKOUT (TAGOUT)
    The placement of a Lockout device on an energy isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, ensures that the energy isolating device and the equipment it controls cannot be operated until the Lockout device is removed.

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