Improving Workplace Safety With Lockout Tagout
Updated October 2020
Getting started with your lockout tagout procedure can seem complicated, but it’s vital to the safety of your employees. Seton is here to help you become familiar with lockout tagout so you can avoid serious accidents and have peace of mind.
What We’ll Discuss:
- What is Lockout Tagout?
- Selecting the Right Lockout Tagout Locks
- Choosing the Correct Lockout Tagout Tags
- How to Maintain OSHA Lockout Tagout Compliance
What is Lockout Tagout?
The term “lockout tagout” refers to procedures used to ensure that equipment is shut down and inoperable or hazardous energy is controlled until repairs or regular maintenance is complete. It effectively keeps employees safe from potentially fatal injuries involving machinery or power sources. By using the combination of a lock to hold energy-isolation devices in a safe or “off” position and a tag to warn employees to avoid reenergizing the machine while it is being serviced, the basis of a lockout tagout procedure is then created.
Related: Digital Resources for Lockout Tagout Procedures
Download the Lockout Tag Compliance Guide PDF.
Selecting the Right Lockout Tagout Locks
Various types of padlocks are available with different keying options, which allows you to determine how you would like to manage your lockout tagout program. Padlocks are essential in securing equipment or power sources until they are once again safe to use. Seton offers a wide selection of keyed padlocks to fulfill the first element of lockout tagouts.
Our Top Selling Padlocks on Seton.com:
Style No. CAX502 – American Lock Keyed-Alike Aluminum Padlock Sets
Style No. SAC0649 – Master Lock Keyed-Alike Color-Coded Message Padlocks
Style No. CAX501 – Master Keyed-Alike Brass Padlocks
Style No. CAX531 – Master Lock Keyed-Alike Steel Padlock Set
For more options, view our full selection of safety padlocks for lockout tagout programs.
Related: Download our Safety Padlock Guide PDF
Choosing the Correct Lockout Tagout Tags
Seton’s LOTO tags are available in a variety of styles for your specific applications. All of our tags are OSHA compliant to complete your lockout tagout program. Simply attach the tag to your lockout device to identify who locked out the piece of equipment and provide a visual warning to refrain from operating the machine or turning on the power source.
Heavy Duty Tag – Style No. 8784D Danger Do Not Operate Lockout Tag (Tyvek)
Lockout Tag – Style No. 6863D Heavy Duty Plastic Lockout Tag
Self-Fastening Tag – Style No. 21125 Lock-On Safety Tags
Photo Tag – Style No. 2379C Padlock Tags with Self-Laminating Photo
2-Part Cardstock Tag – Style No. MM941 Tear-Off Jumbo Equipment Locked Out Tags
Mini Tags – Style No. 3085D Mini Safety Lockout Tags
Warning/Key Tag – Style No. 16527D Danger Equipment Locked Out Lockout Tag, Cardstock
Padlock Tag – Style No. ES4034 Padlock Lockout Tags – Danger Do Not Operate
For more options, view our full selection of lockout tags for lockout tagout programs.
Related: Download our Lockout Tag Application Guide PDF
How to Maintain OSHA Lockout Tagout Compliance
A documented plan and comprehensive training program are essential to a proper lockout tagout procedure. Seton’s Lockout/Tagout Checklist is a basic guide for lockout tagout systems according to the guidelines and specifications issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) CFR 1910.147 and does not include all comprehensive requirements for specific industries. Additional regulations may be applicable depending on your location or unique facility needs.
View OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standards for more information.
Start building your approach to lockout tagout with Seton’s comprehensive selection of lockout tagout solutions. Our knowledgeable customer service team and account representatives are here to help you find exactly what you need to ensure your LOTO procedure is effective and OSHA compliant.
Additional Lockout Tagout Buying Guides
- Lockout/Tagout Checklist
- Lockout Tag Application Guide
- Lockout Tag Compliance Guide
- Padlock Guide
- Lockout vs Tagout Infographic