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Lockout-Tagout Inspection

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.   

LOTO Annual Inspection Form
Engineering & Operations LOTO Annual Inspection Form

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.