What Lockout Tagout (LOTO) training involves
OSHA requires lockout / tagout (LOTO) training for workers involved in servicing or maintaining disabled machines and equipment to protect them from hazardous energies—e.g., electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, chemical, thermal. LOTO training covers the steps that must be taken to disable equipment that could release hazardous energy or start unexpectedly during maintenance. LOTO procedures include notifying affected workers, respecting machinery that is locked and tagged, handling of shift changes, and bringing equipment back online.
Value to our commercial / industrial clients
LOTO is a safety procedure that protects worker health and welfare when working on or in the vicinity of machinery with hazardous energy that could be released and harm a person. The energy source could be chemical, electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic or thermal. Control of Hazardous Energy is one of the ten most frequent OSHA violations.
LOTO training is significant in some industries, and it is based on client-specific requirements. For example, we work with a major automobile manufacturer that requires our crews be trained to adhere to its LOTO procedures in order to work around the company’s robotics. Painters USA's sales teams and work crews are instructed to ask in advance if anything needs to be locked out / tagged out before our work begins, in order to keep them (and others) safe. When cleaning, painting, or doing any work that involves potential energy hazards, they will follow all LOTO procedures from start to finish. It’s one more safeguard that allows our clients to rest easy when Painters USA is working in their industrial and commercial facilities.