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Lock Out Tag Out

Whenever work is done on equipment that is normally connected to an energy source, such as electricity, pressure, and steam, personnel may be exposed to source-related hazards. The Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) Standard documents BNL safety requirements for the control of hazardous energy, and addresses the practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start-up or release of stored energy, which may result in injury to employees during maintenance, servicing, or construction.

The LOTO Practices Working Group’s goal is continual improvement of the LOTO subject area, associated training and tools to help with LOTO implementation. The group also provides a pathway for enhanced communication between BNL organizations on LOTO issues.