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Module 11: Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Copy

June 17, 2021

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  • Be capable of withstanding the environment that they are exposed to for the maximum period of time the exposure is expected
  • Indicate the identity of the employee applying the device
  • Be of a unique design or color to readily identify them as belonging to the LOTO program
  • Not be used for anything other than lockout activities
  • Identify the person who applied the lock or tag. Locks may have a tag attached with the employee’s name and/or photograph which will satisfy this requirement
  • Locks shall be substantial enough to prevent removal without the use of excessive force or unusual techniques (such as with the use of bolt cutters)
  • Tags shall, in addition, meet all of the following requirements
  • Have a standardized (within a project) print and format
  • Be constructed and printed so that exposure to weather conditions, ultraviolet (UV) light, wet or damp locations, or corrosive environments will not cause the tag to deteriorate or the message to become illegible
  • Be attached by means that are: Non-reusable; Substantial enough to prevent inadvertent or accidental removal; Attachable by hand; Self-locking; Non-releasable, with a minimum unlocking strength of no less than 50 lb (22.6 kg); and have the basic characteristics of being at least equivalent to a one-piece, all-environment-tolerant nylon cable tie; and
  • Warn against the hazardous condition resulting from system energization and include wording such as “DANGER – DO NOT START, OPEN, CLOSE, ENERGIZE, OPERATE”.

[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Foreign Language” heading_tag=”h4″ alignment=”left”]In areas where a significant percentage of the workforce or the visiting population speaks primarily in a foreign language, the use of symbol signs is strongly encouraged.

When no symbols exist or where words are essential, two signs – one in English and one in the foreign language – should be placed side by side.

These signs will follow the same format: same overall size, letter size and style, color, and mounting.

Because of variations in dialect, the legends on non-English signs shall be developed at the local level.

Two languages should never appear on the same sign.[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”3″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Module 11 Quiz”]Time for the next short quiz. Click on the quiz link below to begin. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass. Once you are done, you will be taken to the next module. Good luck with the quiz and we’ll see you over in Module 12.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row]