Our Header is customizable for each client. We will put your company's logo and address on the top of each procedure.
Our procedure shows the total number of lockout points associated with each piece of equipment.
Our procedures show the Machine Number, the Location of the Machine...(Building, Area, etc..) and the Date that the procedure was written which will then be used for auditing references.
Each LOTO Procedure will show a CAUTION statement which will show a consensus of the overall present hazards associated with this machine.
Each procedure will show a Energy Source Isolation Icon at the left of each row. This Icon is an image of the actual tag that is placed on each Energy Source.
Each energy source will also show the location of the energy isolation point, the Method used to isolate the energy, the Check or Verification used to verify that the machine is at a zero energy state and the device that is to be used to lock out that particular energy source.
Per OSHA regulation CFR1910.147 each procedure will have a purpose, scope and enforcement clause. The enforcement clause is customizable for each client.
These procedural steps are taken right from the OSHA website and placed on the back of each procedure. These steps coincide with the LOTO training that the employees have taken.
These steps for restoring the machine back into service is taken from the OSHA website and put on the back of our procedures.
Any work that requires maintenance workers to service machinery that could pose serious risk to their health and safety must use the lockout/tagout process. This includes electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal sources of energy. These kinds of energy can cause serious injury or death if not controlled properly during maintenance.
Lockout/tagout isn’t just recommended for dangerous maintenance work, it’s federal law. OSHA standard 1910.47 governs the control of hazardous energy (also known as lockout/tagout). Failure to abide by the regulations carries stiff penalties, with fines reaching up to 70,000 dollars. In egregious violations, fines can climb as high as 500,000 dollars and the possibility of criminal charges being filed.
There are scenarios where equipment can be excluded from the LOTO process, however. These scenarios are heavily dependent on unique circumstances that surround the equipment but some examples of where the process would not be required would be hot tapping (work on pressurized lines where continual service is essential) or repairs of a power cord. If in doubt, it would be wise to consult with a safety expert.
Scope Safety Services also provides Lockout / Tagout Training for Authorized, Affected
and Other Employees keeping you compliant with CFR1910.147 (c)(7).
Training and communication.
The employer shall provide training to ensure that the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage, and removal of the energy controls are acquired by employees. The training shall include the following:
Each authorized employee shall receive training in the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources, the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace, and the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control.
Each affected employee shall be instructed in the purpose and use of the energy control procedure.
All other employees whose work operations are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized, shall be instructed about the procedure, and about the prohibition relating to attempts to restart or re-energize machines or equipment which are locked out or tagged out.
Scope Safety Services provides "on hands" training for your authorized, affected and other employees. This style of training engages the employees and isn't just sitting in the classroom, watching movies and taking a test. This style of training ensures the proficiency of your authorized and affected employees.