What is Lock Out Tag Out?

Lock out tag out (LOTO) is a procedure required by OSHA. According to OSHA, “lock out tag out (LOTO) protocols are specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.”
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Why Lock Out Tag Out Training is Important

LOTO is used to control hazardous energy which includes electricity or anything that can injure someone. This procedure is done so there are safeguards in place before repairs are done to machinery. Whenever someone is planning on accessing equipment, the lock out tag out procedure must be completed so the machine doesn’t accidentally turn on and cause harm.

Steps to Completing Lock Out Tag Out

There are 8 steps to completing the LOTO procedure according to OSHA’s site:
  1. Prepare for the shutdown
  2. Notify employees
  3. Shut down the equipment
  4. Isolate energy sources
  5. Apply LOTO devices to energy sources
  6. Release/control all sorted energy
  7. Verify the lockout –This step is vital, and can be easily overlooked if not careful. DO NOT SKIP.
  8. Maintain the lockout
Completing the LOTO procedure is very important to the safety of your personnel which is why training in this procedure is crucial for your employees. Henderson services has professionals who can educate and train your employees to follow OSHA’s LOTO steps perfectly and consistently.


To learn more about our LOTO training program 
or to schedule a training,
please get in touch with Westley Hall
at 859.422.3347 or whall@henderson-services.com.

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