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Lockout tagout program is an important component of your safety practices for keeping your workplace safe and OSHA-compliant. It serves to protect workers from uncontrolled hazardous energy that may escape from machinery or equipment during isolation, servicing, or maintenance. As a result, it is critical that workers have access to correct lockout tagout supplies, as well as proper LOTO training, in their work areas.

At TRADESAFE, safety is never compromised but maximized. Our collection includes a wide range of lockout tagout safety information and solutions available to fit plug & sockets, valves, panels, breakers, and more. Each lockout tagout device is easy to use and made of high-quality materials that can resist the harsh and hazardous environments common in industrial facilities.

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What goes inside the lockout tagout lockbox?

Employees can store their keys in the group lockout box and then secure them with their own personal padlock.

What is the first step in returning equipment to service after a lockout?

When recovering equipment after a lockout tagout, one of the first things to do is to make sure that any unnecessary materials have been removed from the machine or equipment and the surrounding area. Verify that no tools have been left in or on the machine and that they have all been accounted for.

What is a lockout tagout cable lock for?

A cable lock is a multi-purpose lockout device used when a padlock or other fixed device does not provide enough flexibility for proper lockout. It’s also ideal when there is a need to lockout multiple energy sources with one device or where other types of lockout tagout supplies cannot be securely attached to the energy.

Can heavy-duty nylon cable ties replace lockout devices?

Heavy-duty nylon cable ties are not suitable alternatives for substantial lockout supplies, such as locks and chains. According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(5)(i), energy isolating devices "shall be substantial enough to prevent removal without the use of excessive force or unusual techniques, such as with the use of bolt cutters or other metal cutting tools.

Additionally, cable ties are not constructed in such a way that they require bolt cutters or other metal-cutting instruments to remove. Instead, they are generally removable by using standard cutting tools.

What are the different types of electrical lockout devices?

There are 4 main types of electrical lockout devices, each with its specific application:

Circuit Breaker or MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) Lockout Device – this lockout device uses a snap or clamp mechanism to lock circuit breakers in the OFF position. It is then secured with a suitable padlock to prevent unauthorized removal. 

Plug Lockout Device – this lockout device encloses the prong-end of a plug, making it impossible to be plugged into a power source. It’s made with durable, lightweight, dielectric thermoplastic bodies.

Pendant Lockout Device – is a lockout bag capable of locking out large electrical connectors, oddly-shaped plugs, crane pendant controls, elevator controllers, and more. It has a flexible, durable, and high-quality rip-stop polyester/nylon bag, secured by multiple padlocks or hasps.

Electrical Panel Lockout Device – is a lockout device used to lock electrical panel buttons and switches that do not have a built-in lockout feature. It has removable push-button and rotary switch covers, with transparent bases and coverings that allow nameplates and labels to be seen.

How are plug locks used?

To use it, first remove the plug from the electrical outlet. Open the lockout device and close it over the plug then secure it with a safety padlock. This way, the plug lock prevents unauthorized re-connection of electrical equipment and machinery to their power source.

Are there different types of plug locks?

Yes, plug lockout devices come in different types and sizes to accommodate a large variety of plug shapes and sizes. TRADESAFE has plug locks that work for plugs with a max diameter of 2-⅛” and sizes that are more than 1" up to 3" in diameter. Such locks also fit 110V to 220V plugs in different shapes.

Where should LOTO posters be posted?

Lockout tagout safety posters should be prominently displayed and positioned near any energy sources that must be turned off in the workplace.

What is a lockout tagout cinch bag?

A lockout tagout cinch bag, also known as a pendant lockout, is a lockout sack that properly locks out odd-sized and huge electrical connections as well as hoist controls. It features a rip-stop polyester/nylon bag that is flexible, sturdy, and high-quality, and it is secured by various padlocks or hasps.

How to conduct a group lockout tagout?

Each team, department, corporation, or contractor organization should have only one representative. Then, each member of each group, including the team representative, should have their assigned set of locks and tags. Follow standard lockout tagout practices, and have the team representative use the team's lock and tag. Use the lockbox to store the team key that is attached to the equipment that is to be locked out. Then, each team member uses their own lock and tag on the lockbox, preventing the machine or equipment from starting until all locks are removed and everyone is safe.

People Also Ask

What is considered an energy isolating device?

An isolating device is a mechanical device that physically prevents energy from being transmitted or released. Examples of isolating devices include circuit breakers, valves, switches, and other blocks.

Mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, electrical, thermal, and other energy sources are examples of hazardous energy sources. These energy sources need to be isolated during repairs or maintenance to prevent unexpected re-energization.

Are all energy isolating devices capable of being locked out?

An energy isolating device can be locked out if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is with a hasp or other means of attachment to which a lock can be affixed
  • Has a built-in locking mechanism
  • Can be locked without the need to dismantle, rebuild, replace, or permanently alter its energy control capability

When can another employee’s lockout lock be removed?

OSHA 1910.147(e)(3) states that only the authorized employee who applied the lockout/tagout device is permitted to remove it after the LOTO procedure is over. However, if the authorized employee who initially applied the lockout tagout device is not available, then another employee supervised by the employer can remove the lockout/tagout device provided that specific procedures and training for such process have been developed, documented, and incorporated into the employer’s energy control program. Furthermore, the specific procedure shall include at least the following elements set by OSHA:
  • The employer has fully verified that the authorized employee who initially applied the lockout tagout device is not at the facility.
  •  All reasonable efforts are made to contact the authorized employee to inform him/her that the lockout tagout device has been removed.
  • The authorized has been informed before he/she resumes work.

What is the difference between affected and authorized employees?

OSHA 1910.147(b) differentiates an affected employee to an authorized employee.

An affected employee is an employee whose job requires to operate or utilize a machine or piece of equipment on which lockout or tagout servicing or maintenance is being done, or to work in an area where such servicing or maintenance is being performed.

On the other hand, an authorized employee is a person who locks out or tags out machines or equipment so that servicing or maintenance can be performed on it.

 When an affected employee's duties involve conducting service or maintenance covered OSHA 1910.147(b), that employee becomes an authorized employee.

What is a hot tap?

Hot tap refers to welding on a piece of equipment (pipelines, vessels, or tanks) under pressure to establish connections or appurtenances. It is often used in repair, maintenance and services activities to replace or add parts of pipeline for air, gas, water, steam, and petrochemical distribution systems without interrupting service.