OSHA Standard 1910.147 is complicated, convoluted, difficult to follow, and crucially important

standard for workplace safety. This standard governs lockout tagout and the control of hazardous

energy. Lockout tagout standards are a last line defense for employees against a fatal potential

hazard at any workplace.

Lockout tagout procedures are so difficult to create because they are unique to each and every

facility. This means that online quick reference guides can never truly be complete or relevant to

your business. It also means that those who are not well versed in the requirements will often

miss the subtle nuances of the requirements, thus creating imperfect and noncompliant policies

and procedures.

To help with this, many companies will hire third party lockout tagout auditing firms to assist in

creating these plans. Unfortunately, these third party organizations can be very expensive. They

also do not necessarily offer the long term protection a company needs for if and when the

policies will need to be updated due to regulation changes, machinery changes, changes to

personnel, or movements within the facility.

Fortunately, there is now another option: our Factory Solutions Software. This software is fully

scalable, fully customizable, and can be accessed from anywhere an internet connection is

available. The procedures are created from our extensive procedure library and customized to

your business. Then, anytime you need to update your policies you can simply do it in the

program. And if the update creates a problem, you will be notified. It gives you the peace of

mind of a premier lockout tagout auditing firm without the extensive costs and lost control over

your procedures.

If you have any questions about our Factory Solutions Software, please contact us. If you have

anything to add about creating lockout tagout procedures, please leave a comment.