Procedure Writing

Lockout Tagout Procedure Development

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Lockout Tagout Procedures are the Cornerstone of a Fully OSHA Compliant LOTO Program

When Are Machine Specific Lockout Procedures Required?

  • OSHA 1910.147 defines 8 criteria that ALL must be met in order for a machine to not need a machine specific lockout tagout procedure.  See the criteria here.
  • These criteria can be difficult to fully understand.  A common industry standard is – if it has more than one source of energy (including stored or residual energy such as gravity, springs, thermal, kinetic, etc.) then a machine-specific procedure is required.
  • Lockout Tagout has consistently been in the Top 5 Most Cited OSHA Standards for workplace violations.

Why Choose LP Management?

  • Our technicians are all credentialed safety professionals, many of whom have backgrounds in the US Navy Nuclear program and have developed tens of thousands of LOTO procedures in a multitude of industries.
  • Our graphical procedure template is an industry-leading format which is user-friendly and increases the likelihood of proper lockout.  We can even tailor our format to meet our client’s specific needs.
  • Our procedures are developed and delivered using a non-proprietary Adobe PDF and Microsoft Excel format that is editable by the end user.  No need for a costly subscription-based software program to manipulate your own procedures.
  • Here are just a few clients who have been satisfied with our lockout tagout services:

Our Process

Isolation points are identified with durable tags, each with their own unique alpha-numeric code

  • Our highly qualified technicians will assess each piece of equipment and determine the most effective lockout process.
  • Isolation points will tagged and labeled with durable ID tags that include a unique alpha-numeric code.
  • A lockout tagout procedure will be created and delivered per the client’s specifications.
  • Our hard copies are durably laminated with 10 mil lamination and can be installed at the point of use.
  • The client will receive electronic copies of the procedures in a non-proprietary PDF and Microsoft Excel format.
  • Our team will also assist in creating a list of required LOTO devices, locks and tags.

How to Get Started

  • Send us a list of onsite equipment. That is the most accurate way for us to determine the scope and cost of a project…but it isn’t required.
  • If a list is not available, then a quick conversation with our project manager is usually enough to estimate the scope and cost of the project.
  • For larger facilities, we can send a technician to gather the information required to create a project scope.
  • Contact us to get started.

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