What is a lockout and how is it avoided?

lockout tagout other devices May 30, 2022 1 min read

Lockout refers to the process of shutting down energy sources properly, exhausting all energy that may be left since the last machine operation, and then securely putting a lockout device to prevent unexpected re-energization. Lockout is the first half of a lockout tagout procedure, which is mandated by OSHA in most industries. It forms part of the LOTO program that aims to enforce workplace safety practices. Therefore, it cannot be avoided.

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