Creating any occupational safety and health policies and procedures can be a difficult task. You must account for the OSHA Standard or other regulatory oversight which governs the policies and procedures, you must take into consideration how the policies and procedures fit into your overall safety and health management system, and you must think about how these policies and procedures will impact day to day activities for your employees and their overall productivity. And while some areas are certainly easier to manage than others, they all represent a unique issue and require care in creation.
But of all areas of occupational safety and health, perhaps none present a greater difficulty than lockout tagout for employers. Lockout tagout policies and procedures are governed by OSHA Standard 1910.147, which is an extremely complicated and convoluted standard. They have a number of external variables, and as such can be difficult to properly set up. And finally, the procedures need to be extremely flexible as there is often a need for frequent updating. Anytime there is a change to personnel, machinery, facility layout or location, or the position of the machinery, there could be a need to update the lockout tagout policies and procedures.
Fortunately, there is now web-based program, accessible anywhere there is an internet connection, which allows a company to create, track, and update its lockout tagout policies and procedures in real time. Our Factory Solutions Software is fully scalable, fully customizable, and is monitored by a leading third party lockout tagout auditing firm. It helps to ensure your lockout tagout policies and procedures are always compliant and helps to ensure you will never have a lockout tagout related issue in your facility.
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