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Lock Out/Tag Out

Failure to control hazardous energy during servicing or maintenance activities accounts for nearly 10 percent of the serious accidents in many industries, according to OSHA. Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy.

This program consists of providing training to affected employees in means of controlling hazardous energy using energy-isolating devices and lockout devices before servicing or maintenance. A review of the procedures and requirements described under this program will be conducted annually by the affected department with oversight from EHS.


TTU OP 60.06


OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)