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Rethinking Traditional LOTO

Divergence of consensus standards and OSHA regulations may prompt industry to explore alternative technologies over old-school lockout/tagout strategies.

In the workplace safety arena, few practices have achieved as much buy-in and reverence as lockout/tagout (LOTO). With many service and maintenance worker injuries and fatalities linked to encounters with energized electrical components, machinery and equipment, manual procedures that produce and ensure de-energization warrant and typically get constant attention.

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