Lock out/tag out Training Manual 2
Whether you are doing routine maintenance or working alongside the machine, Lock out/tag out is a must whenever there is a possibility of personal injury:
Accidental start of equipment
Release of residual power sources
There are two situations where you must Lock out/tag out:
When you have to remove or avoid a protective device or other safety device
When a part of your body may be involved in a moving machine
Jobs that must Lock out Tag out:
Maintenance of electronic circuit breaker
Lubricate or clean equipment with moving parts
Clean clogged equipment
The OSHA standard allows every employer to use Lock out/tag out or both. Your responsibility is to follow OSHA standards and choose a system solution for your work environment.
Locks/tags by themselves do not stop the equipment immediately. Only when the power source of the device is completely isolated can the device be locked out/tag out.