OSHA Requests Information on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard



OSHA is seeking information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy [Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)] standard. Specifically, the agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as evolving technology for robotics.

OSHA wants to learn how employers use control circuit-type devices, including information about the types of circuitry and safety procedures being used; limitations of their use to determine under what conditions control circuit-type devices could be used safely; new risks of worker exposure to hazardous energy as a result of increased interaction with robots; and whether the agency should change the LOTO standard to address these new risks.

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