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  • sample image How to Determine If Your Lockout Procedure Is “Specific” Enough

    Just having a LOTO procedure to control hazardous energy during machine service and maintenance isn’t enough. The OSHA lockout/tagout standard says your LOTO procedure must be "clear and specific."
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  • sample image How to Use LOTO Permits to Protect Workers from Energization Hazards

    These 4 machine deaths are totally unrelated but have one thing in common: They could have been prevented if the employer had complied with OSHA LOTO requirements. ..
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  • sample image How to Document Energy Control Inspections

    Complying with the Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout) standard can be a thorn in the side. Year after year, the standard is among the most frequent sources of OSHA citations.
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  • sample image Energy Control: Choosing between Lockout & Tagout

    OSHA requires employers to control the release of hazardous energy by using either lockout or tagout devices during servicing (or, in some cases, a combination of both)..
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  • sample image How to Comply with Group Lockout Rules

    Standard lockout procedures typically deal with the servicing of machinery by individual workers. But sometimes one...
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  • sample image The LOTO Standard At A Glance

    The unexpected start-up of machinery during servicing, repair and maintenance is a common cause of fatal and serious...
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  • sample image How to Verify and Document LOTO Training

    OSHA requires that you provide appropriate LOTO training and instructions to workers depending on their role in and risk during the repair, servicing or maintenance of energized equipment.
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  • sample image Spot the OSHA Violation: The Terrible Tagout

    Although it may be creative, this arrangement is an egregious violation of OSHA lockout/tagout requirements.
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Time Saving Tools
  • Lockout Tagout Checklist
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    Does your energy control procedure meet OSHA lockout tagout requirements? Read More...

  • Model Lockout Tagout Program
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    A Model Program with language that meets OSHA LOTO requirements that you can adapt. Read More...

  • Model LOTO Procedure
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    Use this outline to create a LOTO Program that meets OSHA standards. Read More...

  • Model Lockout Tagout Program–Generic Outline
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    Use this outline to create a LOTO Program that meets OSHA standards. Read More...

  • Model OSHA Loto Program
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    This Model LOTO is an example of a simplified ECP that you can adapt to meet the conditions and methods used at your workplace to control hazardous energy. Read More...

  • Model Energy Control Inspection Form
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    The OSHA LOTO standard requires employers to not only establish energy control procedures—mostly involving lockout or tagout—to ensure... Read More...

  • Tagout Device Checklist
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    Because it doesn't completely remove the physical possibility of unexpected re-energization the way lockout does, tagout is allowed only in restricted circumstances. Read More...

  • Model Group Lockout Procedure
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    Typical lockout and tagout procedures are designed to be carried out by individual workers. But some machine service, repair and mainteance... Read More...

  • LOTO Training Certification Form
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    OSHA requires that you provide LOTO training and instruction to workers and create a written certification documenting that you provided such training and instruction. Read More...

  • Lock Out Hazardous Energy – Safety Talk Handout
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    Employees doing service or maintenance must be trained to ensure they know, understand and follow a written procedure for controlling hazardous energy. Read More...

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