According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) :
Ten percent of safety incidents are due to incorrect use of LOTO;
More than a quarter of a million workplace accidents are associated with LOTO each year.
OSHA standard 29CFR1910,147 requires that locker-tag control be performed on machinery and equipment when an employee must remove or bypass protective devices or place any part of his/her body in the equipment area during installation, maintenance, repair, clearing, adjustment, inspection, operation, processing, or construction.
Not for the sake of regulation, but because:
For our own safety
For the safety of our partners
Come home safe and sound for our family
Benefits of implementing LOTO:
Reduce costs and loss of working hours
Reduce insurance costs
Raise insurance cost
Faster implementation of a complete shutdown and immediate restart of the machine
Boost staff morale and make them aware that their safety comes first