Yesterday we covered Lockout/Tagout safety rules in a very general way. Today we look at it as lawyers are required. What is the law of Lockout/Tagout?

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry. This page highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to LOTO. Here is the General Duty Clause at 29 CFR 1910 and related subparts.


Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

1926.702, Requirements for equipment and tools

That’s it for today. I’m not going to do all of your work for you. If you need assistance with any case we do act as co-counsel in many cases. Call us at Lombardi Law Firm.
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