Annual Inspection of Lockout/ Tagout Program
OSHA requires that employers perform inspections of their Lockout/ Tagout Programs at least annually.
Duke's safety policy on the Hazardous Energy Control reiterates the OSHA requirement stating that, "Supervisors shall ensure that... a review is performed at least annually."
In order to help Duke supervisors in various departments fulfill this requirement, OESO has developed a form.
Supervisors should use the form as a guide to evaluating their shop's compliance with the LOTO standard and as a tool to facilitate individual discussions with the authorized employees within the shop. Any training, equipment, or procedural concerns identified as a part of this process must be addressed immediately.
At least annually, Supervisors of authorized employees must complete this form and submit it to OESO via fax to 681-5916.
OESO will review all of the LOTO Annual Inspection Forms received as part of an institution-wide audit of the LOTO Program. Improvements to the program will be based on the information received and changes to regulatory requirements.
LOTO Questions? Please call 919-684-5996.