It is important to ensure you have a plan in place to update the policies and procedures of any

area of occupational safety and health. Keeping policies and procedures updated ensures that

employees are as protected as possible for injury or illness on the job and that the company is

protected from fines and citations from regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and

Health Administration.

And there is no area of occupational safety and health that this is more important than in lockout

tagout. This is because lockout tagout policies and procedures are difficult to create and maintain

due to their complexity. They are also impacted by a number of factors which are often

changing. This includes changes to machinery, equipment, the facility location, the facility

layout, or the relevant personnel. In addition, they need to be updated any time OSHA Standard

1910.147 is updated, as that standard controls lockout tagout requirements and policies.

The constant need to update and maintain lockout tagout policies and procedures can be tedious

at best and almost impossible for some employers. Fortunately, there is now a convenient, web

based solution: Factory Solutions Software. This software is fully scalable, fully customizable,

and can be updated anywhere there is an internet connection. It puts you in a partnership with a

leading lockout tagout auditing firm, which reviews and monitors your plans to ensure they are

always compliant, while giving you the control to make any necessary changes in real time.

If you have any questions about updating policies and procedures for lockout tagout or about our

Factory Solutions Software, please contact us. If you have anything to add about the importance

of keeping lockout tagout policies and procedures updated, please leave a comment.