OSHA Lockout Tagout (LOTO ) Inspection Checklist

Use the OSHA Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Inspection Checklist to safeguard employees by controlling energy sources during equipment maintenance and repairs.

OSHA Lockout Tagout (LOTO ) Inspection Checklist



Lockout Tagout

1. Is all machinery or equipment capable of movement, required to be de-energized or disengaged and locked out during cleaning, servicing, adjusting, or setting up operations, whenever required?


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2. Where the power disconnecting means for equipment does not also disconnect the electrical control circuit: •Are the appropriate electrical enclosures identified? •Are means provided to ensure the control circuit can also be disconnected and locked out?


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3. Is the locking-out of control circuits in lieu of locking-out main power disconnects prohibited?


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4. Are all equipment control valve handles provided with a means for locking out?


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5. Does the lock-out procedure require that stored energy (mechanical, hydraulic, air, etc.) be released or blocked before equipment is locked out for repairs?


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6. Are appropriate employees provided with individually keyed personal safety locks?


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7. Are employees required to keep personal control of their key(s) while they have safety locks in use?


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8. Is it required that only the employee is exposed to the hazard, place or remove the safety lock?


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9. Is it required that employees check the safety of the lock-out by attempting a startup after making sure no one is exposed?


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10. Are employees instructed to always push the control circuit stop button immediately after checking the safety of the lock-out?


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11. Is there a means provided to identify any or all employees who are working on locked-out equipment by their locks or accompanying tags?


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12. Are a sufficient number of accident prevention signs or tags and safety padlocks provided for any reasonably foreseeable repair emergency?


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13. When machine operations, configuration, or size requires the operator to leave his or her control station to install tools or perform other operations, and that part of the machine could move if accidentally activated, is such element required to be separately locked or blocked out?In the event that equipment or lines cannot be shut down, locked out, and tagged, is a safe job procedure established and rigidly followed?


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