It seems that just about every week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issues citations to another employer for its alleged failure to implement the requirements under the Control of Hazardous Energy standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.147 (better known as the Lockout/Tagout (“LOTO”) standard).  In fact, the LOTO standard has consistently been one of the top ten frequently cited standards issued by OSHA over the last several years.  Small or unsophisticated employers are not the only ones at risk for receiving citations for LOTO issues.  So, as spring approaches (eventually), it is a good time to do a little bit of “spring cleaning” with respect to your LOTO Program to ensure that if OSHA shows up at your worksite, you can feel confident that your program meets the necessary requirements and you have significantly reduced your risk for receiving a citation. 

Over the next few days, we will address some of the key questions you can be asking while evaluating your LOTO program.   
Continue Reading Part 1: Will Your LOTO Program Stand Up to an OSHA Inspection?