Lock Out Tag Out Program
Developed in 1989, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the “Control of Hazardous Energy” or lockout/tagout program was designed to prevent injuries from the sudden and unexpected release of stored energy. Lockout/tagout requires employers to establish a program…for affixing appropriate lockout devices or tagout devices to energy isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start up or release of stored energy in order to prevent injury to employees. Stored energy can be electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical in nature. The lockout/tagout program is designed to ensure that hazardous energy sources are isolated so that workplace injuries are prevented.