Who falls under the LOTO standard,? General Industry workers (29 CFR 1910.147) performing services and or maintenance on machines or equipment and who are exposed to the unexpected energization, startup, or release of hazardous energy.
The LOTO standard requires that hazardous energy sources be "isolated and rendered inoperative" before maintenance or servicing work can begin.
There are three basic elements in LOTO program. These are training, written procedures, and inspections. Training is required for two types of people; “authorized employees” and affected employees”.
General Industry Workers
CLASS TIME: 2 Hours
(Successful completion of this course is met by: class participation, pass written exam, complete course evaluation)
If a contractor is hurt while working on a piece of equipment in your facility, OSHA can, and will, cite both companies for lack of LOTO compliance.