In the world of occupational safety and health, there are few things more difficult than

establishing lockout tagout procedures. These procedures are extremely important, as they will

have a direct impact upon employee safety and can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom

line if ever audited by OSHA. Unfortunately, the procedures themselves have an unlimited

number of ways in which they can be established, and as such the standard which governs them,

Standard 1910.147, is extremely complicated and difficult to follow or properly implement.

As such, many owners opt to find online quick guides or hire professional lockout tagout

auditing firms to help create these plans. These options, however, can be devastating to a

business if there are any errors. All of the quick reference guides and shortcuts I have ever come

across online are incomplete at best and downright fallacies, at worst. And it is no surprise,

as these procedures need to be created specifically for a company. Hiring a third party firm is

great, in theory, however it can become extremely expensive and you are leaving the process of

creating and maintaining the procedures in someone else’s hands.

Fortunately, there is an alternative. We have created a web-based, fully customizable, fully

scalable program which allows you to create and track your lockout tagout procedures while

we monitor them for compliance. With our Factory Solutions software, you remain in control

of your procedures, but you have the peace of mind knowing a leader in lockout tagout safety is

ensuring they are compliant.

If you have any questions about lockout tagout in general or about our Factory Solutions

Software in particular, please contact us. If you have anything to add about the importance of

properly created lockout tagout procedures, please leave a comment.