Lockout-Tagout procedures are required by OSHA, but there are many other benefits to having good procedures.
Lockout procedures provide employees with all the necessary information to safely do their job. Without procedures, there is no guarantee work is done correctly, which can lead to costly safety hazards.
Documented procedures make it easier to bring equipment to zero-energy state every time.
Good procedures allow employees to lockout the equipment faster because they provide all the necessary steps to shut down and lock out the equipment properly.
By using lockout-tagout procedures, equipment can be locked out and returned to normal operation faster, decreasing downtime.
Proper lockout procedures include descriptions of the specific energy sources and their magnitudes.
Lockout-tagout procedures are the best way to provide additional information about the lockout process. Additional hazards or specific shut down steps can be included to protect employees.
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