Fortunately, the safety training pros at weeklysafety have penned an article that explains what kinds of inspections are necessary and outlines best practices for LOTO inspections. Here are some key points form the article.
- LOTO inspection is are intended to ensure that the LOTO procedures in place are adequate. If they are not, corrections must be made.
- The inspector cannot be the same person using the LOTO procedure during the inspection, so there must be at least two competent, authorized persons present during any LOTO inspection - one inspector and one worker following the LOTO procedure.
LOTO inspections should determine if:
- Steps of the current LOTO procedure are being followed
- Employees involved know their responsibilities as they pertain to the procedure
- Current procedure is adequate to provide necessary protection, or what changes are needed if the procedure is not adequate
- Read the full article at weeklysafety.
- Review OSHA compliance directive CPL 02-00-147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (pdf)
- Visit the OSHA LOTO / Control of Hazardous Energy page.
- Review OSHA General Industry Standard 1910.147(c)(6).
- Browse LOTO safety tags and LOTO safety signs and labels at ComplianceSigns.com.