In order to be lockout-tagout compliant according to the OSHA standard 1910.147, Control of Hazardous Energy, there are five components that must be met. The five components consist of a corporate policy, lockout-tagout locks and devices, annual inspection of employees and procedures, authorized and affected training, and machine specific lockout-tagout procedures.
Lockout-Tagout: What is it and why is it so important? If you've ever been employed in a position where the use of potentially hazardous equipment or machinery is involved, you might be familiar with the safety precaution referred to as Lockout/Tagout. It's a procedure that's been put into place and enforced by OSHA in an effort to prevent accidents, injury and death in the workplace.
Performing Lockout & Tagout - The Proper Way. The lockout and tagout process for equipment isn't 100% effective unless it's performed 100% correctly. There is no room for error in a procedure that is meant to prevent accidents and ensure safety.
Failure to lockout and tagout leads to costly losses. While many might think of lockout and ragout procedures as something that's not necessary or only necessary in certain situations, we can assure you that it is necessary procedure for maintaining not only a safe workplace, but a successful business.