Model LOTO Procedure

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: September 7th, 2012


The OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout Standard) requires employers to create and implement a lockout or other energy control procedure at their workplace. Failure to have the appropriate lockout procedure—or any procedure at all—is a common cause of OSHA LOTO citations.

How the Tool Helps Solve the Problem

This Model Lockout Procedure, which comes from OSHA, is an example of a simplified procedure that you can adapt to meet the conditions and methods used at your workplace to control hazardous energy.