Lockout Tagout: 02. Lockout Tagout for Employees
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, created certain guidelines pertaining to the service and maintenance of machinery and equipment powered by hazardous energy. These procedures are commonly referred to as lockout tagout. These guidelines establish clear, actionable steps for disabling the flow of hazardous energy to machinery before service work and instruct employees on the safest way to restart equipment after repairs have been completed. Keep in mind, lockout tagout procedures will vary, depending on the machinery found at your worksite and the energy source that is used to power equipment. Regardless of the individual workplace, here are a few considerations of the lockout tagout process that you, as an employee, should be aware of.
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