LOTO - More Than a Lock Part 2

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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. When you are done, there are 3 very important steps you must do when removing a machine from a Lockout/Tagout state:


1. INSPECT – inspect the equipment to be sure that –

a. All tools and other materials are remove.

b. Machine is fully reassembled

c. Guards and other safety devices are reinstalled

2. NOTIFY – Be sure that –

a. All employees are safely positioned.

b. All affected employees are notified of the restart

3. REMOVE – Remove lockout devices.

Remember that only the person who put the lock on may remove it.

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