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Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Practice Board

Lockout tagout is the de-energizing and securing of equipment, machinery or processes so hazardous energy isn’t re-introduced during servicing or repair. This includes closing electrical circuits and valves, neutralizing extreme temperatures, securing moving parts and more.

The OSHA lockout tagout standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy LOTO, was developed in 1982 by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help protect workers who routinely service equipment in the workplace. Ever since, the lockout standard has played a vital role in keeping employees safe on the job. Key lockout tagout statistics demonstrate that lockout programs:

  • Prevents an estimated 50,000 lockout tagout injuries and 120 fatalities annually

  • Cut costs by decreasing lost employee time and insurance costs

  • Improve productivity by reducing equipment downtime

OSHA provides tips and resources on workplace lockout tagout requirements and safety, including an overview and fact sheet.

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