Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

Protect against accidental equipment injuries


We provide assessments, training, and program development regarding lockout/tagout (LOTO) requirements for industrial, robotic, and facility operation equipment. Standards for OSHA lockout/tagout procedures, found in 29 CFR 1910.147, state that workers must shut down (lockout) and/or place warning signs (tagout) when disabled equipment is being repaired or is not functioning properly. Proper lockout and tagout programs prevent faulty equipment from being started or used, which significantly reduces related injuries or fatalities on the job site.

Any organization that has machinery, technical equipment, or robotics should develop safety OSHA lockout and tagout procedures. The law applies to any device that can release energy should it start unexpectedly and constitute a hazard to workers.

IEA’s experience providing LOTO services includes national and international client bases. We have supported industrial and manufacturing, medical devices, printing, healthcare, government, and educational clients. Our teams have assessed process line, facility maintenance, robotic, and utility equipment for safe LOTO procedures.

Organization-specific LOTO programs


Our consultants help clients create programs that comply with OSHA lockout/tagout requirements. For different industries, operations, and equipment types, we will create customized lockout and tagout procedures to avoid equipment accidents.

  • Initial facility assessment and location of isolating devices
  • Lockout-specific procedure development
  • Annual safety audits and periodic inspections
  • Written program and procedures that comply with safety and corporate requirements
  • Employee and supervisor training

How is your organization safely shutting down and labeling disabled equipment?

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The Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA) is an environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in Minnesota serving the public and private sectors of education, healthcare, government, industrial, manufacturing, and corporate spaces nationwide.