What is Lock out Tag out? (LOTO)

What is Lock Out Tag Out? Lock Out Tag Out (called LOTO for short) is a concept used in workplaces to protect workers from getting maimed or injured while repairing or carrying out any kind of maintenance on a machine or equipment. Lock Out ensures that the energies that power the machine are isolated while the worker repairs the machine, to prevent it from starting inadvertently. This is the lock out part of the process. The Tag Out means that a tag is affixed to the place from where the energy is isolated, so that somebody does not start it by mistake, the tag warns the person not to start it as somebody is working on the machine. Here’s a video that explains the concept of Lock Out Tag Out. Accidents can happen if the LOTO procedure is not followed.   Is lock out tag out only applicable for electric …

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New White Paper on Confined Space Safety published

Alert: For an online, self paced training course on  Confined Space Safety, please see the course . Abhisam is pleased to publish a new white paper on Confined Space Safety. Confined Space Safety hazards They are one of the top workplace hazards today. However, even today the concept of a confined space is very vague, in the minds of workers, as well as their supervisors and managers. OSHA (US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regularly publishes actual confined space fatality statistics,  that prove that this is an omnipresent hazard in many workplaces, not just the chemical and other process industries. This White paper provides three recent cases from different industries and a checklist that helps identify confined space hazards in your own workplace. The 5 point checklist, can be used to evaluate whether a workplace qualifies as a confined space or not. The White paper also describes three actual incidents …

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