Lockout Tagout (LOTO)
Lockout Tagout procedures refer to the safeguarding of employees from the release of dangerous electrical or mechanical energy during the maintenance or service of equipment and machines and from an unexpected startup of these machines and equipment. The lockout tagout requirement designates that a worker switches off and disconnects the equipment or machinery from its energy sources prior to the performance of maintenance or service. The authorized employee should either lock or tag the energy-isolating device to prevent the release of dangerous or hazardous energy and take the proper steps to insure that the energy has been properly isolated.
According to OSHA, about ten percent (10%) of all accidents in the workplace are caused by not following the procedures of lockout tagout in containing dangerous and hazardous energy. This results are about 250,000
, 50,000 injuries
and over 100 fatalities annually
. OSHA is increasing the inspections related to lockout tagout because of these statistics. A fatality related to such lax procedures in an organization can lead to millions of dollars in lawsuits. Additional costs can be incurred from the damage from unexpected startup of equipment as well.
Select Safety Sales offers a whole lockout tagout program including OSHA Online Training
, Lockout Tagout Kits
including Lockout Tags, Lockout Hasps
, Lockout Signs
, Electrical Lockout
, Valve Lockout
and Lockout Padlocks
. Lockout Training
is offered to our customers online to complete our commitment to the safety of our customers. We also offer a complete online training library to educate your employees and for your company's compliance with OSHA.