Lock Out Tag Out

Lockout/Tagout is the process of controlling hazardous energy through locking and/or tagging the energy isolating device once the energy is in the shutdown position .Locking out the energy isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, ensures that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed. Tagging out is a prominent warning device, such as a tag and a means of attachment, which can be securely fastened to an energy isolating device in accordance with an established procedure, to indicate that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed. General Safety has developed a program to ensure that employees and contractors at Georgia Tech are protected from accidental or unexpected activation of mechanical & electrical equipment and/or pressurized power sources during inspection, maintenance, or construction activities.

Document describing requirements and responsibilities when performing work that necessitates LOTO