Lockout Compliance: Finding the Right Blueprint for Success

Episode 169

Lockout Compliance: Finding the Right Blueprint for Success

OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Bill Belongea, Safety Services Program Manager at The Master Lock Company to talk about effective ways to enhance your lockout program.

Sitting at number seven on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list, Control of Hazardous Energy, or Lockout/Tagout, seems to be a standard to that businesses and employers have a tough time with. In fiscal year 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that there had been over 1,600 violations to this one standard at companies across the country that fall under Federal OSHA.

To help clear the air about what the standard required and how you can better create a lockout/tagout program that works best for your company, I called on an expert in the field. In our episode today, I talk with Bill Belongea, the Safety Services Program Manager at The Master Lock Company, all about how you can create effective programs with compliance in mind.

Download or stream this episode today at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more

A special thank you to The Master Lock Company.

Nothing is more important than keeping your workers and your facility safe. Nobody understands that better than The Master Lock Company. We have focused on the development of complete lockout/tagout solutions since 1989, when OSHA first issued the regulation on the control of hazardous energy. Today, we offer the industry’s leading portfolio of safety lockout padlocks, devices, and professional services. We consistently provide reliable expert recommendations for turnkey lockout management systems, delivering effective safety solutions to companies in a variety of industries.

When it’s your job to create a safe and compliant workplace, for one site or hundreds, get the confidence that comes with having a true safety partner, The Master Lock Company. Together, we make work environments safer.

Learn more at MasterLock.com/Safety.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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