Lock Out/Tag Out

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) or lock and tag is a safety procedure which is used in industry settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work. This is an extremely important training program and should be part of any companies overall safety program.

OSHA regulations are quite specific; a documented lock out/tag out program is essential for every employer with serviceable machines or equipment Lock Out/Tag Out violations are consistently on OSHA's top ten citations issued lists. Don't let your company be part of that list!


MIOSHA R408.1 8507 (adopted by reference: 1910,14 7(c)(2)(iii))

"....whenever replacement or major repair, renovation or modification of a machine or equipment is performed, and whenever new machines or equipment are installed, energy isolating devices for such machines or equipment shall be designed to accept a lock out device." (1910.1 47(f)(4)) '....specific procedures shall be utilized during shift or personnel changes to ensure the continuity of lockout or tag out protection."

What is covered:

  • Overview of OSHA Standards
  • Affected Employees vs. Authorized Employees
  • Requirements for Lock Out/Tag Out Systems
  • Procedures