Control of Hazardous Energy Procedures and Policy

There is no national data available on the number of workers killed each year by contact with uncontrolled hazardous energy. However, during the period between 1982 through 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) investigated 1281 fatal accidents as a part of its Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program, (FACE). The FACE program was

LOTO Lock Removal Documentation

As part of a Lockout/Tagout(LOTO) program, there needs to be a process to safely remove lockout devices from equipment without the employee present. It is not safe to simply remove a lock from equipment that is locked out without following a documented procedure. Every avenue must be made to contact the employee and ensure they

Lock-out Tag-out Training Expanded

A lockout/tagout program requires specific training for employees performing the procedure, and as part of that training employees need to be certified for performing LOTO. Once the training deck is presented by a competent person to employees, either in a 1-on-1 training or in a classroom environment, they should go out and perform a lockout/tagout

Lockout/Tagout Training

As part of a Control of Hazardous Energy Program, training is one of the required components. There is a required training is for those performing LOTO, so they understand how to perform the process while keeping safe. This training should explain all aspects of performing a Lockout/Tagout while also explaining the different energies the employee

Control of Hazardous Energy Program

A control of hazardous energy program is very important for workplace safety, and is often overlooked in many workplaces. Many workplaces think they are exempt from the OSHA standards of controlling hazardous energy. Control of Hazardous Energy, often just called Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), is the #5 most common cited OSHA violation. While often misunderstood, or misapplied,