Lockout/Tagout• Each employer is required to have a written lockout/tagout program in place with training for all employees under OSHA 29 CFR, Part 1910.147.• Every two minutes there is a fatality resulting from employees and/or employers not complying with the lockout/tagout standard.• Every day there are approximately 170 severe to disabling injuries due to failure to lockout and tagout equipment.
Lockout/Tagout• All employees who are directly affected by lockout/tagout must receive training as well as employees who may not be directly affected.• When a piece of equipment is down for repairs or maintenance, all employees who are directly affected must be notified including supervisors.
Lockout/TagoutThe most common types of energy sourcesinclude: 1. Electricity 2. Pneumatic 3. Steam 4. Vacuum 5. Hydraulic 6. Gravity 7. Compressed or stretched springs 8. Spinning flywheels
Lockout/Tagout• All sources of energy must be identified, locked out, neutralized, etc.• Each employee must attach his/her lock to the lockout device for each energy source.• When the next shift comes on duty for repairs, each employee will attach their lock as the previous shift personnel remove their locks.
Lockout/Tagout• If unplugging a power source is the only way to isolate the energy source, a lockout device does not have to be utilized as long as the employee maintains control over the cord. However, if the employee has to leave for any reason, a lockout device must be utilized.
Lockout/Tagout• Each make and model of equipment must have specific lockout/tagout checklist developed.• Leaving a key in a lock does not constitute that lockout/tagout has taken place.• After all sources of energy have be locked out and blocked, all controls must be tried to insure all sources of energy are neutralized.