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Lockout-Tagout Programs & Procedures

APS writes equipment lockout-tagout procedures to ensure personnel safety and compliance with OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.147).

APS specialists have decades of experience developing LOTO procedures for a wide range of industrial process and manufacturing equipment. Some of our clients have LOTO programs that exceed 10,000 procedures while others may only require a small number of procedures. No LOTO job is too large or too small when it comes to ensuring personnel safety and compliance with OSHA regulations.

Non compliance or injuries sustained as a result of inadequate LOTO policies or procedures can result in severe OSHA penalties and expensive fines. More importantly, someone could be injured or killed. APS does not use a single “cookie cutter” LOTO procedure format. We believe your business is unique, and as such your LOTO program should perfectly
match your requirements.

 

APS can assist your organization in all phases of your LOTO program. For some of our clients, we provide complete LOTO support, including analysis and development of the LOTO program and writing all of the required LOTO procedures. For other clients, we may perform only a specific portion of these services or work as members of the client’s LOTO team. Our LOTO services are as much or as little as required to meet our clients’ needs.

Our services include:

  • Writing lockout/tagout procedures for your equipment
  • Reviewing and auditing your existing procedures for compliance
  • Rewriting your existing procedures to incorporate modifications to equipment and transitioning to an efficient format that is easier to use and is compliant with current regulations
  • Training your employees on proper use of your procedures and OSHA compliance
  • Teaching your people how to write and maintain effective LOTO procedures

Click to view a sample Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Procedure


LOTO Requirements Overview

Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energizing or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.

Simply stated, LOTO procedures prevent accidents when your employees are operating and maintaining machines and plant equipment. OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.147) (Federal Law) require the control of energy-isolating devices by attaching locks to prevent machines from being operated, or in some cases, tags that provide warning not to operate equipment. LOTO procedures identify energy sources, specify the method of isolating the source and releasing any stored energy, and direct testing to verify energy source removal.

Companies that fall under OSHA regulations must have procedures in place for LOTO of all applicable equipment and machinery. In addition to having the procedures in place, employers are required to conduct annual audits of their procedures to ensure they are in full compliance.

APS specialists will write LOTO procedures for your organization that are accurate, efficient, compliant, and easy to use.
 

Click here to view a sample LOTO Procedure with map.

Click here to review a successful LOTO project summary.

 

For more information on APS’ LOTO services or a free budgetary cost estimate, please email us at info@aps-online.net or call Greg Pancerev at 610-987-4050.

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