Why Lockout/Tagout Matters for Safety in the Workplace

Lockout/tagout is an integral part of electrical safety in the workplace, and OSHA standard 1910.147 requires that employers create a lockout/tagout system for their facilities. Sometimes lockout/tagout precautions are overlooked, though, either by workers, supervisors or employers. Some say lockout/tagout isn’t necessary or takes too much time, but ignoring proper electrical safety procedures can have

Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147

Reviewing OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147 Standard The lockout/tagout – 1910.147 regulations were put in place by OSHA to help reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Many people were being hurt while working on heavy machinery, because they did not properly disengage the power source before entering hazardous areas. Even though a