Introduction

The OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (LOTO) Standard (29 CFR 1910.147) is one of the more complex federal safety regulations. Compliance with the Standard is further complicated by its inter-relation with two other significant standards – a connection that frankly, many people fail to make.

This session will focus on the steps that must be taken when an employer wishes to take advantage of the "minor servicing" exception to the requirements for implanting full lockout/tagout during certain operational activities. It will also discuss how the Electrical Safety Standard (29 CFR Subpart S) and Machinery and Machine Guarding Standard (29 CFR Subpart O) come into play when performing tasks under the "minor servicing" exception.

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