Lockout/Tagout Blog
Should You Lockout/Tagout Electrical Cords?

Should You Lockout/Tagout Electrical Cords?

by Jonathan PooleSenior EHS Consultant No matter how frequently the control of hazardous energy is featured on OSHA’s annual list of the Top 10 Most Cited Violations (#6 for 2022), lockout/tagout (LOTO) fails to receive the attention it deserves at many manufacturing facilities and...

Five Lockout/Tagout Issues that Challenge the Best Facilities

Five Lockout/Tagout Issues that Challenge the Best Facilities

by Jonathan PooleSafety Services Manager Given Lockout/Tagout’s established place on OSHA’s annual Top Ten Most Cited Violations list, it is not surprising that I spend a lot of time as an EHS consultant responding to clients’ questions regarding the control of hazardous energy. ...

How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

Of the numerous standards that repeatedly earn a spot on OSHA’s annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list, none surprises me more year after year as the control of hazardous energy, more commonly known as lockout/tagout (or "LOTO"). It’s not that I am unfamiliar with LOTO’s...

Electrical Safety: Testing for Voltage

Electrical Safety: Testing for Voltage

Do your Qualified (Electrical) workers test the equipment they use to verify that a circuit is de-energized? Testing for voltage after equipment lock-out is a key step to providing electrically safe working conditions. However, testing the equipment used to verify the lack of voltage is...