We hope you were able to join Aaron R. Gelb and special guest, Tabitha Thompson of FDR Safety, this week for our webinar regarding A Deep Dive Into Periodic Lockout/Tagout Inspections.
Year in and year out, OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (Energy Control) standard is one of the most frequently cited standards. With the National Emphasis Program on Amputations continuing in 2022, employers are subject to inspections focusing on their LOTO programs and practices even if there are no serious injuries or complaints made about them. With increased scrutiny comes a greater risk of citations—particularly repeat violations—which can lead to employers being placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Despite being such an important standard, OSHA’s LOTO rule continues to be one of the least understood. This webinar took a deep dive into arguably one of the most confusing (not to mention, one of the most frequently cited) aspects of the LOTO rule – periodic inspections.
Participants in this webinar learned about:
- OSHA’s enforcement of LOTO violations, including those around periodic inspections
- What the LOTO standard requires with respect to periodic inspections and how to conduct them in a manner that complies with the standard
- Common mistakes employers make regarding periodic LOTO inspections
- Compliance tips and best practices to help protect against Lockout/Tagout periodic inspection violations
We are pleased to share these links to a copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar.