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LOTO - More Than a Lock Part 3

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Lockout/Tagout is more than just putting a yellow lock on the main electrical disconnect to a machine or part of a machine. Knowing what and where to lockout something is critical.

Prior to servicing that requires Lockout/Tagout you must evaluate the potential energy that could be released while working in that area or on a specific device. There are several types of energy:

As OSHA states in their standard, the purpose of LOTO is to prevent the “unexpected" energization or start up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees.

Depending on the task you are performing you need to evaluate and isolate the systems and sources of energy that could cause injury


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