Lockout Tagout Locks
TRADESAFE’s lockout tagout locks are premium quality, guaranteed to be durable, corrosion-resistant, and – most importantly – compliant with OSHA 1910.147. These aren’t your ordinary hardware store padlocks. They are specially designed for lockout tagout applications and are made to be able to keep up with the demands of industrial facilities.
Keyed alike and keyed different locks are available. Locks can also come with one key or two keys. All keys are engraved with a set of numbers that match the numbers on their corresponding lock. The locks also have a key-retaining feature, which means that they won’t release their keys until they’re securely locked. This helps provide an extra level of security and safety.
These padlocks are highly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Because of their hardwearing construction, they can withstand heavy and regular use.
Lockout Tagout Kits
A grouping of Lockout Tagout devices sold in kits meant to be used individually or to refill safety stations. Our Lockout Tagout Kits are each assembled with a different grouping which may include hasps, safety padlocks, do not operate tags, electric circuit breaker lockouts, electric plug lockouts, ball valve lockouts, gate valve lockouts, nylon attachment ties and other commonly used lockout devices that comply with OSHA 1910.147.
Our LOTO Kits, and the devices included, are designed and manufactured for durability, compliance, only of the finest materials, and with industry expert input throughout. All devices packed in a space saving vibrant red canvas carrying pouch with prominent Lockout Tagout printing to make identifying the kit easy.
Lockout Tagout Tags
Durable, practical, and OSHA compliant Lockout Tags that properly warn against hazardous conditions and obviously alert that danger is present with a white, red, and black color scheme. Packed are 30 tear and moisture resistant, writable 15 mil nylon plastic LOTO tags measuring 5 1/2 inches x 2 inches with 1/3 inch diameter brass lined fastener hole. When using a marker to notate lockout details, these tags are able to maintain their functionality in extreme conditions. Some of the more notable OSHA compliant regulations that these tags meet include 1910.147(c)(5)(ii)(A)(3), 1910.147(c)(5)(iii), 910.147(c)(5)(ii)(A), 1910.147(c)(5)(ii)(C)(2). All our lockout tags come with an equivalent amount of 6 inch vinyl one piece all environment cable ties that are non-reusable, attachable by hand, self-locking, non-releasable, and maintain greater than 50 lbs of unlocking strength.
Lockout Tagout Electrical
Electrical hazards are some of the trickiest that workers face on a daily basis. Live wires with high voltages can’t be identified until they accidentally get touched, and with large power sources, there are no second chances.
Having the ability to lockout electrical connections makes it safe for workers to service machines while ensuring that they aren’t exposed to unnecessary risk.
Lockout Tagout Hasps
Since most points of locking or lockout devices only have one place to use a lock, a hasp adds to the number of locks that can be used on one lockout point. Whether switching shifts, adding workers, or handing responsibility off to another crew, hasps allow the hazard to remain locked until all partied involved have approved its re-energizing and without shifting the responsibility of a lock to another competent person.
Lockout Tagout Breaker Locks
Keep maintenance personnel safe and workplace accidents nonexistent with the right lockout tagout circuit breaker locks. Quickly and efficiently secure breaker switches with these heavy-duty clamp-on locks. With TRADESAFE’s circuit breaker locks, you won’t have to worry about costly or dangerous mistakes. Because these locks are made of industrial-grade, non-conductive, and corrosion-resistant materials, they are guaranteed to be compliant with OSHA 1919.147. They are also easy to install and won’t require the use of screwdrivers or any other kinds of tools. These circuit breaker locks can easily secure single-pole breaker toggles that are 5/8 inch to 2.75 inches wide and 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick. A single lock can be used on different breakers of different sizes while maintaining safety for all workers involved.
Lockout Tagout Lock Boxes
Lockout Boxes are an effective way for a group of workers to ensure that a power source or machine isn’t activated until everyone is ready. Each box comes equipped with rows of lock points, and adding a single padlock to any one of them completely prevents the box from being opened.
Lockout Tagout Valves
Isolating electrical energy isn’t the only hazard that needs to be worried about. Whether it’s the hydrostatic pressure in a pipe, or the mechanical energy stored in a spring, being able to effectively isolate that energy is the purpose of an effective Lockout Tagout safety program.
Lockout Tagout Stations
The only way that safety procedures are effective is if they are practiced every time. Unwilling workers will find any excuse they can find to avoid doing things by the book.
For places that regularly require Lockout Tag Out, having a dedicated Lockout Station eliminates the excuse that they don’t have the proper equipment. Keeping it close to where it’s most needed makes following LOTO procedures faster and easier. Emergencies are not the time to frantically search for locks.
Other LOTO Devices
For all the other Lockout Tagout devices and supplies including hasps, ball valve lockouts, gate valve locks, electrical plug lockouts, electrical panel lockouts, lockout stations, group boxes, breaker lockouts, oversized lockouts for breakers, push button lockouts, cable lockout, cabinets, key knob lockouts, and more.
Lockout Tagout Push Button Cover
Machines are everywhere around us, especially in industrial workplaces. In order to start or stop machine operations, we use different types of control systems to do so. This is where push button switches are relevant. As the name suggests, a push button switch is an electrical device that relays the operator's pushing action to the machine. When it is pushed, the machine either starts or stops, depending on its state prior to pushing the switch. Different types of machines require specific design of push buttons. In line with this, push button lockout covers are designed to match the needs of industrial facilities dealing with various machineries. Oftentimes, push button lockouts are either round-shaped or box-typed and come in different sizes to accommodate varying push button switches.
TRADESAFE offers box-type push button lockouts from medium to extra-large size as well as round-shaped push button lockouts that is suitable for medium to large switches. These push button lockout covers are very easy to install using an adhesive tape or screw. There is also a padlock hole so the worker can attach a LOTO lock for added security.
Lockout Tagout Pin and Sleeve Socket Locks
Pin and sleeve devices have become highly essential for heavy-duty industrial facilities that need to insulate power delivery from moisture, dirt, grime, and chemicals. There are five types of pin-and-sleeve devices, namely: plugs, connectors, receptacles, inlets, and mechanically interlocked receptacles.
As time went by, different variations of these devices are made, creating issues with compatibility and durability. This is where the International Electrotechnical Commission came in and set guidelines to standardize pin-and-sleeve devices.
IEC 309-compliant products meet global standards regardless of the manufacturer, thus ensuring compatibility between products.
Pin and sleeve devices are often the best choice for workplaces with power-hungry machineries and equipment. As such, they also pose serious risks to workers and industries using them. This is where pin and sleeve socket lockouts become significant. Any electrical device, no matter how durable it is guaranteed to be, will eventually undergo service, repair, or replacement. During these activities, following a lockout tagout procedure reduces the risk of unwanted workplace accidents by securely isolating energy-producing devices.
Pin and sleeve socket lockouts is a type of LOTO device especially designed for pin-and-sleeve devices. To ensure our safety partners only get the best precision-engineered lockout devices, TRADESAFE offers socket lockouts in its collection. With impact-resistant, bright red, plastic body, TRADESAFE pin-and-sleeve socket lockouts offer low conductivity, high visibility, and durability in heavy-industrial applications. Furthermore, these socket lockouts are guaranteed to be OSHA-compliant and easy to install. All the worker needs to do is lift the socket cover, insert the lockout device so it completely covers the socket, let the cover rest on top of the device, then attach a hasp and a LOTO padlock to securely keep it in place. These pin and sleeve socket lockouts can accommodate mini to large industrial sockets.
Lockout Tagout Supplies
A lockout tagout program can only be effective when it is coupled with appropriate lockout tagout supplies and devices. No matter how streamlined the LOTO program may seem, if the devices used in carrying out the procedures are substandard and do no meet OSHA requirements, workplace safety would still be jeopardized. TRADESAFE aims to not just be a LOTO supplier, but a trade partner. Our team is dedicated to be a one-stop shop for all industrial lockout tagout needs. With that being said, our collection ranges from LOTO padlocks, plug lockouts, breaker locks, valve lockouts, hasps, tags, and posters. Each lockout tagout device we offer are made from industrial-grade materials, engineered by expert professionals, and designed to be OSHA-compliant.
Lockout / Tagout FAQs
How To Choose The Right Loto Lock?
A lockout tagout (“LOTO”) lock can be an essential tool to ensure the safety of your fellow employees when working with hazardous energy. Because of this, it is critical to complete extensive due diligence when selecting the right LOTO lock for your business. But when contemplating several different LOTO locks, there are several things to keep in mind.
First, a key point. You cannot use a standard padlock from a hardware store to protect your colleagues from hazardous energy. While the temptation may be there to save money and purchase a lock that is “good enough,” doing can jeopardize the health of your employees. Along with this, as will be explained below, purchasing an off-the-shelf lock from your local hardware store may place your organization at risk for non-compliance with federal regulations. Therefore, you will need to use a lock that simply isn’t “used for other purposes.” It must be a specialized lock that meets the requirements below. You can tell that a LOTO lock is a specialized lock because it looks different from other padlocks.
Next, you must confirm that your selected LOTO lock complies with the appropriate OSHA standard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released a specific regulatory standard governing the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). In all likelihood, your business must comply with the OSHA standard. It is critical for you and your corporate counsel to read the standard, as it governs LOTO locks on everything from standardization of your LOTO locks to how they must be used in your business.
Beyond an analysis of the OSHA requirements, however, you will want to ensure that your LOTO lock meets several key durability standards. By following these standards, you will be able to purchase a lock that keeps you safe while meeting your needs. If you were to look at our collection of LOTO locks, you would notice that they include these standards, giving you the confidence that your purchased LOTO lock offers the best protection.
For instance, our industrial-grade LOTO locks are constructed to provide the most inherent durability. In terms of the “right” materials for your LOTO locks, you can go several different directions. You can find LOTO locks made out of chrome steel, plastic resin, and more. We have chosen a thermoplastic body, however, due to its temperature durability and non-conductivity properties. Our LOTO locks also contain a brass cylinder (due to its resistance to corrosion) and a stainless steel shackle (due to its durability, sustainability, and lack of conductivity compared to alternatives ). Ultimately, it is a LOTO lock that resists corrosion and provides best in class durability for all environments.
If you foresee your LOTO lock experiencing a significant amount of vibration, it may raise questions about durability. In fact, for whatever reason, many LOTO locks rattle on the inside of the body. This rattling, over time, can wear out the internal components. The sound can also be annoying. Our LOTO locks, however, were tightly engineered to minimize the problem. Their inherent design can give you even more confidence that your LOTO locks will hold up under stress.
There are some other critical safety features in the best LOTO locks. As an example, one important safety feature found in our LOTO locks is a premium cylinder reserved for safety padlocks. This is extremely important, as it confirms that the padlock is not unlocked. Because the workday can be busy and stressful, having this feature in your LOTO locks can help your colleagues avoid any mistakes.
Another critical feature of any LOTO lock is that it contains one key per lock. While this is a simple and relatively self-explanatory feature, it goes a long way in ensuring the safety of you and your colleagues. In fact, purchasing and using LOTO locks that contain one key make compliance with the OSHA standard much more likely. Intuitively, this makes sense. By having one key, the odds are much greater that the LOTO lock is being removed by the employee who applied it in the first place, rather than an untrained employee.
To comply with the OSHA standard, LOTO locks must have certain labeling. Specifically, they need to indicate the identity of the employee applying the LOTO lock. This is an essential tracking feature that is closely tied to the “one key per lock” directive. It confirms that your lockout tagout procedures are organized and precise. Our collection of LOTO locks has a writeable label that can allocate responsibility for each LOTO lock in your organization.
All of these factors must be considered when purchasing LOTO locks. While you will want to consider the unique challenges and conditions in your business, purchasing LOTO locks with the features above will ensure compliance and protect your colleagues.
What Makes A Safety Program OSHA Compliant?
Lockout tagout compliance is an extremely important component of any business that has employees exposed to hazardous energy while servicing and maintaining equipment and machinery. Failing to do so can not only expose your organization to fines and other penalties, but it can put your employees at serious risk of physical harm. If you are thinking of purchasing a lockout tagout kit, it is also important to take a broader look at your compliance efforts as a whole.
Ultimately, you must comply with OSHA’s regulatory standard on the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). The regulatory standard provides comprehensive guidance on how to create a robust lockout tagout program. That said, even if you have heard of OSHA’s regulatory standard on this issue, you may not be sure whether your lockout tagout locks or safety program is OSHA compliant.
As you likely know, OSHA (which stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a U.S. Department of Labor agency that sets and enforces standards to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. In terms of lockout tagout compliance, OSHA has set forth a specific regulatory standard—called 29 CFR 1910.147—that addresses the necessary procedures to control hazardous energies in your business. 29 CFR 1910.333 is also relevant if you have employees working on electric circuits and equipment. Because it is the employer’s responsibility to protect employees from hazardous energy sources, following the OSHA standard is in your and your employees’ best interest.
Looking at OSHA’s guidance on 29 CFR 1910.147, you can see that there are several minimum performance requirements for the control of hazardous injury. While you will want to look at the entire standard yourself to ensure that your lockout tagout locks and safety program are in full compliance, some of the more significant requirements include:
Ensuring that new or overhauled equipment is capable of being locked out. Using only lockout tagout devices that are authorized for the particular equipment or machinery and ensuring that they are durable, standardized, and substantial. Ensuring that lockout tagout devices identify individual users. Establish a policy that permits only the employee who applied a lockout tagout device to remove it. That said, 29 CFR 1910.147(e)(3) says that if the specific employee is not available to remove the device, it can be removed under the direction of the employer—so long as specific procedures for removal have been developed, documented, and incorporated into the employer’s energy control program. Provide effective training as mandated for all employees covered by 29 CFR 1910.147.
Once again, this is just an excerpt of the required procedures and systems to make your lockout tagout program OSHA compliant. Not only will you want to take a full look at OSHA’s regulatory standard, but you will likely want to speak to your company’s legal counsel to ensure that you comply.
Ultimately, however, much of OSHA’s guidance on lockout tagout assumes that complying businesses have developed thorough compliance procedures. These procedures must be formally documented and cover all affected equipment. If you haven’t done so already, you are at serious risk of being non-compliant with OSHA’s regulatory standard under 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4). You can look to that section of the standard to see the specific procedures you need to document.
For instance, some of those procedures include specific steps for the placement, removal, and transfer of lockout devices and the responsibility for them (29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(C)) and specific requirements for testing a machine or equipment to determine and verify the effectiveness of lockout devices, tagout devices, and other energy control measures. (29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(D)).
Along with written procedures, consistent training is expected. You can look to 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7) for the specific training requirements. When lockout tagout systems are used, certain employees must have a basic understanding of how tags are used and their overall purpose to keep employees safe. Critically, employees must be retrained—per 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)—whenever there is a change in their job assignments, a change in machines, equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or when there is a change in energy control procedures. Because of this, you must keep a close eye on whether any major changes in your business require retraining. If you have any doubts, it is likely in your best interest to go forth with retraining.
As with any type of compliance program, you will need to complete your due diligence to ensure that your lockout tagout kits and overall safety program are OSHA compliant. By being vigilant, however, you will mitigate your risks of non-compliance and sufficiently protect your colleagues from hazardous energy.
Why Trust Tradesafe For Lockout Tagout Supplies?
When it comes to working with dangerous equipment, ensuring that the proper safety regulations are in place is a matter of protecting your employees. Though it would be nice to live in a world where we all operate with absolute safety in mind 100% of the time, things like a quality lockout tagout (LOTO) lock can help remind employees when safety protocols need to be remembered. This can be the difference between life and death in some circumstances, which is why our TRADESAFE team takes these products so seriously. Even though there are plenty of companies who produce lockout tagout kits, we think that our company offers a few key things that make us a great choice for meeting your LOTO lock needs.
Commitment to Quality - The TRADESAFE team knows that our lockout tagout locks might very well play a role in saving someone’s life, so we place a special emphasis on quality every step of the way. Our products are created using high-quality materials that we know your teams can count on. Every step of our process is focused on providing quality products that are consistent in nature so you can count on the same experience every single time. When you buy from TRADESAFE, you can always rest assured that your product will be the same great quality as any of our others. As part of our continuous commitment to quality, we listen to our customers and encourage feedback so that you can help us to serve you better.
User-Friendly Design - The designs that we use are meant to provide ease of use while still adhering to the specific OSHA requirements. This serves the dual purpose of ensuring that your employees can do their jobs easily while still remaining in complete compliance. We pride ourselves on sturdy and reliable designs that make it easy for your employees to work with. Our products are designed to withstand consistent use in high pressure environments without breaking down. Additionally, our products are rigorously tested and continuously reviewed for improvements. We understand that times change, and we want to make sure that our products change with it.
Convenient Product Shipping - The TRADESAFE headquarters proudly resides in Wichita Kansas. While we love living in this state, we really love how convenient it makes shipping anywhere in the United States. Our centralized location makes it easy for us to get you your products in no time at all, so you are never left waiting for these important safety implementations. Our location is just one of many things that we believe helps us to serve you better. We are proud to be able to get you products quickly.
Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - At TRADESAFE, we know that our business is really all about our customers. This is why we do our very best to encourage open and honest feedback from those who work with us. We consider our relationship with our customers to be a partnership, and we want to make sure that we are always doing our part when it comes to meeting your needs. If you ever run into problems with a TRADESAFE product, we want to hear about it so that we can get the situation resolved and help you to find solutions. We value our customers, which is why we put in the work to provide the best LOTO kits around. This is simply one area where you absolutely must get what you pay for, and we know that. It is this belief that drives us to engage our customers and continue to work hard when it comes to providing you with high-quality products that you can trust. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your needs are being met.
What kind of LOTO kit do I need?
When considering this question you need to first determine what your objective is. If the lockout devices are for specific needs having nothing to do with compliance of OSHA Standard 1910.147 then you may not have the use for devices that cover a broad range of applications. We are going to assume that the primary purpose of the lockout supplies you are seeking, in addition to general safety, is to comply with OSHA regulations.
Generally, you have to protect employees from energization or startup of machines or equipment, or the release of any kind of stored energy, that could harm employees. This is usually something to consider when servicing machines and equipment. Some of the control points that need to be locked:
Electric circuit breakers on machines or in control panels. The size of these breakers varies and it’s important to know what they are before ordering a kit.
Valves – gas is usually controlled by ball valves, but sometimes it can be controlled by gate valves such as on forklifts and other portable gas containment systems. High pressure water and air could also be deemed hazardous, so locks for these systems should be considered as well.
Electric plugs – sometimes locking the breaker isn’t reasonable because the breaker has other important machines or equipment items running off the same power source. In this instance, a plug lockout would be the safest solution.
Some situations may arise that are outliers and require unorthodox equipment. Most lockout tagout kits wont contain equipment to handle these kind of scenarios. When faced with this situation, it’s important to understand what is considered to be a lockout device; a device that uses a positive means such as a lock to hold, in a safe position, an energy isolating device and prevent the energizing of machine or equipment, shall not be used for any other purpose, must be standardized.
Padlocks, tags, tag attachments, and hasps are always going to be needed to properly carry out your established procedures if they are OSHA compliant. Most all kits are going to include these.
Where are these kits going to be stored and how will they be used. Many kits on the market come in bulky light duty boxes that aren’t easy to identify and challenging to store and transport. Our kits come in easy to identify bright red canvas pouches. They are compact and easily stow in a cabinet, tool box, or lockout tagout station.
Buying lockout equipment individually is usually much more expensive, so even if some of the items in the kit you choose may not be immediate needs, you are likely much better off buying the kit closest to the set up that you actually need.
What’s lockout tagout and why would it apply to me?
What Are Specific OSHA Standards For LOTO Tags?
OSHA standards are sets of rules that are in place to ensure the safety of employees in the workplace. These standards are meant to ensure that individuals and teams always know the proper way to handle hazardous materials. They set the regulations regarding how a team should interact with a proper lockout tagout lock system. LOTO tags, in particular, are designed to send a clear visual signal that what they are attached to poses a potential hazard and who is authorized to remove the lockout device and restore service. Additionally, they help keep everyone safe while they work with potentially hazardous energy.
1919.147 Summary for Tagging The 1919.147 tagging process is an OSHA standard that makes it easy for employees to safely interact with equipment or machinery that might have a high energy risk during powerup processes. It is designed to ensure that all members of the team always understand when it is and is not safe to turn on a machine or energy source at any given point in time. Specifically, these standards are in place for machines that put out enough energy to harm an employee in the event it was unexpectedly turned on. Using the 1919.147 procedural steps, it is easy for everyone involved to understand when someone is working on the machine or in an area where they might be at risk if another member of the team or another team were to turn on the energy source or machine. This quick and easy system allows for employees to communicate without vocalizing where they will be. This allows various teams to work on systems without relying exclusively on communication or scheduling, which can easily be compromised due to human error. When an employee does utilize a lockout tagout device, it is acknowledging that the equipment has been properly deenergized and is ready to be worked on. Further, it is that employee’s way of communicating to all other staff members that they will be working on the machine. This guarantees that everyone is aware that the machine can not be safely turned on, or an employee might be at risk. It guarantees that no matter who is working on the machine for an intended purpose, those responsible for the powerup process will always be aware of their presence.
Lockout and Tagout General Standards From a physical perspective, there are several key standards that must be met for an acceptable lockout device, and these devices must be standardized within the workplace by color, shape, or size. First, the device must be durable enough to endure the environment and certain weather conditions. These devices must be able to be exposed to the environments that they will be placed in for the maximum period of time that they are expected to be within the environment. These devices must be able to withstand significant force and must be substantial in nature so that they cannot be forcefully removed using raw strength or any device like bolt cutters. Additionally, these devices must not deteriorate when faced with certain weather conditions or certain corrosive materials including acid or alkali metals. Tagout devices have their own standards that must be met in order to meet the requirements for such a device, and these devices must be standardized within the workplace by color, shape, or size. In addition to this, tagout devices must be standardized by print and format as well. The devices used to attach the tags must be durable enough to avoid any accidental removal, non-reusable in nature, designed to be attached by hand, self-locking, and unable to be released by any strength that is equivalent to less than 50 pounds. a one-piece all environment-tolerant nylon cable tie is the minimum standard. The primary purpose of the tag is to warn against hazardous conditions in the event that the equipment is energized and to indicate that the operation or movement of energy isolating devices from the ‘safe’ or ‘off’ position is prohibited. Finally, both devices, locks and tags, must be designed with a clear identification system that make it easy to know the identity of the employee utilizing the device. They must also be accompanied with clear training and directions on use for each employee across any teams known to be using the devices.
What Makes Tagging to Meet the 1919.147 Different from Any Other Type of Industrial or Hazard Tagging? Tagging to meet the 1919.147 is unique because it is a critical part of the lockout process for potentially hazardous energy. It is exclusively for energy and cannot be used for any other kind of tagging or hazardous identification needs. The need for a tagout system in this circumstance is intended to aid in communication during the servicing and maintaining of equipment that specifically poses a risk for hazardous energy. Overall, lockout tagout OSHA complaint tags must be:
Standardized by either shape, size, or color.Print and format must be standardized.Not used for any other purpose.Clearly warn of hazardous conditions. OSHA recommends one of the following ; Do Not Start, Do Not Open, Do Not Close, Do Not Energize, Do Not Operate.Withstand certain conditions and make for easy use within a specific type of environment.
Where are these kits going to be stored and how will they be used?
Many kits on the market come in bulky light duty boxes that aren’t easy to identify and challenging to store and transport. Our kits come in easy to identify bright red canvas pouches. They are compact and easily stow in a cabinet, tool box, or lockout tagout station.
Buying lockout equipment individually is usually much more expensive, so even if some of the items in the kit you choose may not be immediate needs, you are likely much better off buying the kit closest to the set up that you actually need.
Who is required to adhere to OSHA regulations?
Since the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1970, it has had the mission “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” Most private sector workers in all 50 states, Washington DC, and other US jurisdictions under Federal authority must adhere to OSHA regulations. Federal government workers also have to adhere to the OSHA regulations that workers in the private sector must follow. When it comes to the public sector, local and state workers are not covered by Federal OSHA. However, they do have OSHA protections if they work in a state that has a program that is approved by OSHA. Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the US Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved plans that only cover employees working in the public sector.
Summary of OSHA standard 1919.147 (Control of Hazardous Energy)
The OSHA standard 1919.147 for the control of hazardous energy was established by OSHA with the goal of minimizing the number of accidents and injuries occurring in the workplace. Prior to these regulations, injuries were commonplace while working on heavy machinery. The oversight of disengaging the power source prior to entering a hazardous area would sometimes lead to devastating consequences. The lockout/tagout system is a safety procedure that not only shuts down machines, but blocks the power they need to start back up. According to standard 1919.147, a worker must isolate the power source to block the machine from turning on. Next, they will have to attach a lockout tag to it and use a padlock to actually lock the machine. This alerts other workers that they cannot re-engage the system prior to the completion of maintenance on it. Once maintenance is complete, the lock and tag can be removed. By following OSHA standard 1919.147(c)(2), essentially, a machine must be turned off, locked, and have a tag attached to it. This ensures the machine is safely inert while it is worked on. Benefits, besides being compliant, when meeting the OSHA standards OSHA regulations ensure the safety of workers. Safety procedures ensure an employee is not injured and unable to work for an extended period of time. A drop in productivity can be avoided, as well as having to hire and train someone else to fill the empty position. Additionally, potential lawsuits or insurance payouts related to the injury can be avoided. Finally, OSHA standards being in place can help with the recruitment of top talent. To stay compliant with lockout/tagout regulations, you should purchase lockout tagout kits and lockout tagout locks. TRADESAFE® offers a convenient lockout tagout kit that will make compliance with OSHA standards simple and effective.
What Makes Tagging to Meet the 1919.147 Different from Any Other Type of Industrial or Hazard Tagging?
Tagging to meet the 1919.147 is unique because it is a critical part of the lockout process for potentially hazardous energy. It is exclusively for energy and cannot be used for any other kind of tagging or hazardous identification needs. The need for a tagout system in this circumstance is intended to aid in communication during the servicing and maintaining of equipment that specifically poses a risk for hazardous energy. Overall, lockout tagout OSHA complaint tags must be:
Standardized by either shape, size, or color. Print and format must be standardized. Not used for any other purpose. Clearly warn of hazardous conditions. OSHA recommends one of the following ; Do Not Start, Do Not Open, Do Not Close, Do Not Energize, Do Not Operate. Withstand certain conditions and make for easy use within a specific type of environment.
We are a USA headquartered and owned company and are focused on offering the very best quality and functionality of electrical and industrial lockout tagout sets, locks, kits, devices and supplies. We serve countless customers all across the country that day in and day out depend on our outstanding service, quality, functionality, and reliability. OSHA’s 1910.147 commonly referred to at Lockout Tagout federal regulations or Lock Out Tag Out (LO/TO) specifies safety requirements to include precautions and procedures to be implemented in relation to potentially hazardous stored energy sources. Examples of these could be circuit breakers, gas valves, equipment and machinery that could harm employees.
Developed with safety of workers of the highest priority, our LOTO devices are meant to be the primary tool in the compliance of these government regulations; in addition, they are equally important as for general workplace safety and play a pivotal role when part of any workplace safety program meant to protect the health and safety of all people potentially exposed to hazardous energy.
Here to not only serve your lockout tagout product needs, but also to provide useful resources that you can rely on to guide and improve your internal processes. Our Lockout Tag out Kits have been carefully thought out to make for a seamless restocking of stations, boxes, or even entirely new disbursements of equipment to employees or departments. We offer a wide variety of colors and key configurations of safety Padlocks, which come in 6 and 10 pack sets. This makes for a great opportunity to customize your lockout/tagout program based on specific needs. Do not operate lockout tags are increasingly important and instrumental in safe operations for almost any scenario where danger could be present. Our lockout Tags are we built and durable and come with the often overlooked, but extremely important, compliant attachments.