Control of Hazardous Energy (Lock Out Tag Out- LOTO) Plan

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 20th, 2011
Topics: Lockout Tagout |

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Control of Hazardous Energy (Lock Out Tag Out- LOTO) Plan and written procedures have been developed in accordance with the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard (29 CFR 1910.147(a)(3)). RIT employees, students, visitors and/or contractors can be injured because of the failure to identify and isolate energy sources prior to servicing RIT equipment. This program intends to outline practices and procedures for affixing appropriate locks and tags to energy-isolating devices to disable machinery/equipment during maintenance and service work. The written procedures shall be used to ensure all machines or equipment are completely stopped and isolated from all potentially hazardous energy (including kinetic and potential), and locked or tagged out before employees perform any servicing or maintenance activities where the unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy could cause employee injuries or damage equipment/machinery. Employees must verify or test machines and equipment that all energy sources are isolated prior to commencing servicing and/or maintenance tasks.