Hazardous Energy Control – Lockout/Tagout

The Hazardous Energy Control – Lockout/Tagout Program is designed to prevent injuries resulting from unexpected start-up, energization or release of stored energy during servicing and maintenance of equipment.

Hazardous energy, such as electricity, chemical, radiation, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and gravitational energy sources, must be dissipated and isolated before servicing or maintaining equipment. Physical controls are generally known as Lockout/Tagout, or LOTO, and consist of locks and tags applied to the energy-isolating device of the hazardous energy source.