Energy Isolating Lockout & Tagout (LOTO) Services
Has Your Company Performed Its Periodic LOTO Audit?
Every state requires the creation of machine specific lockout-tagout procedures to ensure equipment can be serviced without the threat of unexpectedly starting back up. When authorized employees utilize machine specific lockout-tagout procedures, they are following a process that if followed correctly will protect their life every time. There are minimum components that every procedure must include and recommendations from industry best practice that will ensure the procedures are not only optimized for safety, but also efficiency.
OSHA 1910.147(c)(6)(i) states that "The employer shall conduct a periodic inspection of the energy control procedure at least annually to ensure that the procedure and the requirements of this standard are being followed..."
Podojil & Associates, Incorporated has well over 150 years of combined knowledge in this field. We can help you fulfill your compliance requirements and protect your employees by ensuring your lockout, tagout and try-out procedures are error-free and allow your employees to safely de energize equipment. Our safety and operational professionals will be your second pair of eyes verifying if any changes need to be made to your procedures to keep your program compliant.
We will come on-site and compare machinery or other equipment and processes with your current procedures to verify the energy isolation points on the procedures are correct according to the machines or equipment's owners / operators and engineering drawings.
We will document any deficiencies we find during the process and document the audit. If applicable, we will also mark your written procedures with proof of audit. Once we have completed the audit you will receive a report detailing our findings.
With your report in hand our field engineers can correct any necessary procedure revisions discovered during the audit with our Lockout Procedure Writing Services.
Our team can also conduct your Authorized Employee Review to meet OSHA's Periodic Inspection requirement and see if employees are properly aware of and utilizing your lockout procedures.