When is the last time you reviewed your lockout/tagout procedures?  Just a reminder below of some of the basics for Lockout/tagout procedures.

  1. Develop procedures for the control of potentially hazardous energy.
  2. Document those procedures.
  3. Train employees on the procedures, including the purpose and function of the procedures.
  4. Not only train but confirm the employees understand the purpose and function of the procedures.
  5. Train employees on the skills required for safe application, usage, and removal of energy control procedures.
  6. Put the procedures in place and utilize them.
  7. Periodically inspect the procedures to confirm the procedures are appropriate and being followed.
  8. Retrain when appropriate.
  9. Maintain certification of employee training.

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