OSHA Violation Lock Out / Tag Out

What is OSHA?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization that ensures safe and healthy working conditions by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.

What is Lock Out/Tag Out?

Lock Out Tag Out is a safety procedure which is used in industry settings to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off and not started up again prior to the completion of maintance or servicing work. It requires power sources to be "isolated and rendered inoperative" before maintance or repair procedures are started. Example Lock Out Tag Out Procedure by Field iD.

OSHA Penalties

OSHA violations can potentially mean large financial penalties for a business. OSHA penalties are given out based on the severity of the violation. Some fines range from $60,000 for a small OSHA infraction to $1,000,000+ and potential facilities shut down.

OSHA's TOP 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Powered industrial trucks
  6. Lock Out / Tag Out
  7. Ladders
  8. Electrical: wiring
  9. Machine guarding
  10. Electrical: systems design

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