Lesson Category: Lock Out Tag Out

Special Situations

Some situations may occur in the workplace that require additional procedures to perform safe lockout/tagout. Removing someone else’s lock: A lock may be removed by someone other than the employee who placed the lock only under the following conditions: The employee whose lock is to be removed is not available to remove the lock after …

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Tagout Only

A tagout system can be used instead of a lockout system in the following situations only: When an energy isolating device cannot be locked out When the employer can prove that a tagout system provides the same amount of protection as a lockout system If a “Tagout Only” system is used, the tags must be …

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Lockout and Tagout Devices

Lockout Devices: Must be provided to each employee Must only be used for the purposes of lockout/tagout Must be able to withstand the environment that they are exposed to for as long as they are in place Must be standardized by color, shape and size Tagout Devices: Must be standardized by color, shape, size and …

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Safe Startup Procedures

Once the maintenance or installation is completed, the equipment can be re-started. These are the procedures to follow for safe startup: Step 1: Preparing For Startup You must make sure the area is safe for startup by: Making sure all equipment components are fully assembled and operational Making sure all safety guards are in place …

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Procedure for Lockout/Tagout

Step 1: Preparation and Notification Identify energy sources: What is the type of energy source on the equipment? Identify hazards associated with the energy sources: What are the potential hazards related to the energy source? Identify the location the energy source can be controlled: What steps are necessary to control the energy source? Notify all …

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Engineering Safety Devices

Accidental start-up and/or release of stored energy can sometimes be controlled with engineering safety devices. All of these devices are designed to provide additional safety when you are working on a piece of equipment or machinery, in addition to power shut-off. However, no safety device is 100% safe if someone wants to bypass it. As …

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Energy Sources

It is important to understand and identify the energy sources that provide power for machinery or equipment that is going to be serviced. Energy refers to the movement or possibility of movement in equipment or machinery. Whether the power switch is on or off, energy is always present in any powered equipment. Energy comes in …

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Introduction

Every workplace has the need for on-going maintenance. Installation, repair and servicing of machines and equipment may seem routine, but can be dangerous to employees performing the work. Serious injury can be caused by the sudden and unexpected startup of the machinery or equipment, contact with live electrical circuits or the unexpected release of stored …

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