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Implement Lockout Tagout in the factory

Implement Lockout Tagout in the factory

Mar 20, 2021

Implement Lockout Tagout in the factory

Employer liability

Develop and implement a written Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Plan procedure, including Lockout Tagout procedures, employee training and inspection prior to completion of any repair or service work.

Ensure that workers have a clear understanding of the Lockout Tagout application for hazardous energy control procedures and are trained on how to properly apply them.

Ensure to establish or develop specific locking and listing procedures specific to each machine

In addition to maintenance workers (authorized personnel), provide training for production workers (thin impact personnel) on energy isolation and control methods.

Each hazardous energy can be effectively isolated, ensuring that workers are provided with an adequate method of safe shutdown steps, and that appropriate energy isolation devices and associated lock hardware are available.

Isolate equipment such as circuit breaker panels and control valves with distinct labels.

Before starting the machine, ensure that all employees operating the machine and those performing service or repair know that the locking device has been removed and the machine can be restarted for use.


Employees responsibility

Comply with the Employer's Lockout Tagout Hazardous Energy Control Program procedures.

Complete all employer-provided training in Lockout Tagout - Hazardous Energy Control Procedures.

Before any adjustment, maintenance or repair of the machine, do the following

1. Power off all dangerous energy sources:

Disconnect or turn off the engine or motor

Power circuit

To obstruct the flow of a fluid (gas or liquid) in a hydraulic or pneumatic system

To stop the movement of machine parts

2. Blocking or dissipating stored energy

Capacitance discharge

To release or obstruct a spring under compression or tension

Discharge liquid from pressure vessels, tanks or accumulators, but never direct discharge of toxic, flammable or explosive substances into the atmosphere

Make sure there is only one key you can control that corresponds to a designated energy isolation control lock.

Through testing and observation, it is verified that all hazardous energy is disconnected and the machine is in a safe state of zero energy.