LOTO stands for lockout/tagout. When done properly before equipment service or maintenance, lockout/tagout procedures control hazardous energy and protect workers from harm.
In this article, we’ll look at the basics of lockout/tagout and LOTO safety. This will include some basic definitions, relevant OSHA regulations and informational resources, and steps to follow when performing lockout.
In addition to this article, you may find some of our other LOTO articles and resources instructive and even fun. These include:
- Lockout/Tagout Word Game for Authorized Employees
- Lockout/Tagout Word Game for Affected Employees
- Lockout/Tagout Information Resources