The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

When looking to improve the safety of employees and the overall facility during maintenance and other work on machines, there are few things better than the lockout tagout system. This system is designed specifically to prevent accidents and injuries when personnel are working in and around potentially dangerous machines. For example, if someone is going

How to Train Employees on Lockout/Tagout Systems

How to Train Employees on Lockout/Tagout Systems

Maintenance workers have dangerous jobs; when crawling around inside machinery for repairs, there’s always a risk that someone will come along and start a piece of equipment without knowing that there’s someone inside. This is true whether the risk comes from shock/electrocution, crushing, or any other kind of hazard. In order to minimize this risk,

Lockout/Tagout – How to Ensure Safety and Avoid Citations

Lockout/Tagout – How to Ensure Safety and Avoid Citations

Believe it or not it is fairly easy to avoid citations regarding lockout/tagout or LOTO procedures. However, despite the simplistic nature of enacting and following an effective LOTO plan, an estimated 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities are reported each year. This is simply unacceptable. There is some sort of glitch in the system with so

LOTO : The Supervisor’s Role

LOTO : The Supervisor’s Role

A supervisor is a person who works for a business and is trusted by the employer to oversee certain activities within the business as well as to enforce compliance upon specific issues. Supervisors are an essential component to any business in that they usually there to help and provide guidance to the employees who report

The Importance of Lockout Tagout

The Importance of Lockout Tagout

Lockout Tagout, or simply LOTO, is a safety practice that protects employees and visitors from uncontrolled hazardous energy that may escape from machines or equipment during isolation or servicing. When potentially hazardous equipment is identified for maintenance, it will be placed on LOTO which includes adding a visual lock and tag to the energy isolation