Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill


Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance of not taking shortcuts. Workers and managers should always “do it right” and use lockout-tagout signs and labels. Implementing this element of 5S and visuality will keep workers safe. OSHA requires their use. But LOTO also a good idea. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and …

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Lockout-Tagout Systems


Lockout-tagout is the #1 cited violation for general industry by OSHA, but they estimate the lockout-tagout standard prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually. LO/TO is being adopted industry-wide and on a global scale as a best practice for increasing facility safety. Locking out machinery that is defective or dangerous due to a malfunction, in a factory or manufacturing facility, is the smartest thing you can do before you perform any kind of maintenance or …

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