Every worker should have a clear understanding of when energy control procedures apply, but personnel who perform the maintenance should be also qualified to use the procedures. The authorized employees must be trained to understand the hazards and how to implement safety measures to mitigate risks.
OSHA standards help to prevent injuries and deaths occurring in the workplace. By developing good lockout/tagout procedures and following protocols, companies can ensure employee safety and government rules compliance. If you are just starting with LOTO, make sure to follow the latest recommendations and guidelines from OSHA.