Performing work on energized systems can be very dangerous. Following proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures is imperative to performing work around these systems in a safe manner. The following information is designed to assist employers with creating and implementing proper LOTO procedures and safe work practices.
When working with energized systems, it is important to verify that all energy sources are locked out or tagged out prior to working on them. This includes all electrical energy, mechanical energy, water/steam sources and chemical or other fluid sources.
Don't forget to use a training roster to document your employee safety training.