Lockout tagout is one of the most complicated and convoluted areas of occupational safety and

health. It requires a very specific knowledge, very specific standards, and very specific updating.

For these reasons, it is one of the most commonly cited violations on OSHA audits. It also

carries one of the heftiest fines, making it a dangerous part of occupational safety and health,

from a business perspective, as any errors will cost a company heavily.

But that being said, it carries such a large fine because it is one of the most dangerous areas of

occupational safety and health. Mislabeled or incorrect procedures can lead to death. This is not

boxes in a hallway or other such violations; this is the last line of defense against an extremely

lethal hazard.

So it is a good idea to ensure your company properly prepares for any lockout tagout hazards on-

site. But even after those procedures are written up, there is a tremendous amount of follow-up

required in the form of updates. Every time personnel, machinery, the facility, or the standards

are changed, the procedure needs to be updated to match. This can be a very difficult task which

is why many clients choose to set up routine lockout tagout audits.

These audits bring in a third party lockout tagout specialist who can ensure everything is still

accurate and up-to-speed. This specialist can review all current paperwork, all recent changes,

and recommend necessary changes.

And best of all, lockout tagout auditing services with PF Safety includes our Factory Solutions

Software. This software monitors your lockout tagout procedures to ensure you are fully

compliant between audits. So with a proper auditing schedule, you will literally have 24/7,

around the clock coverage for your lockout tagout needs.

If you have any questions about lockout tagout auditing or our Factory Solutions Software,

please contact us. If you have anything to add about lockout tagout audits, please leave a