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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Control of hazardous energy is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, marine terminals, longshoring and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
|Subpart J – General Environmental Controls||1910.147, The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)|
|Subpart R – Special Industries||1910.261, Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills|
|1910.269, Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution|
|Subpart S – Electrical||1910.306, Specific purpose equipment and installations|
|1910.333, Selection and use of work practices|
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
|1917 Subpart C – Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment||1917.48, Conveyors|
|1918 Subpart G – Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment Other Than Ship's Gear||1918.64, Powered conveyors|
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
|Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls||1926.64, Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. For requirements as they pertain to construction work, follow the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.119.|
|Subpart K – Electrical||1926.417, Lockout and tagging of circuits|
|Subpart Q – Concrete and Masonry Construction||1926.702, Requirements for equipment and tools|
Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.
- Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices -- Inspection Procedures and Interpretation Guidelines. STD 01-16-007 [STD 1-16.7], (July 1, 1991). Instruction that establishes policies and provides interpretive guidelines on the enforcement of the Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices standard.
There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.
Other State Standards and Guidance
- Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) (Control of Hazardous Energy). Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Landing page for LOTO resources.
- Lockout/Tagout – Oregon OSHA’s guide to controlling hazardous energy. Oregon OSHA Publication 440-3326 (May 2015). This guide is based on the requirements in Oregon OSHA's standard for hazardous energy control - Subdivision 2/J, 1910.147. Lockout and tagout are the primary methods of controlling hazardous energy.
- Sample Written Program for Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout). Texas Department of Insurance. Sample lockout/tagout program provided as a guide to assist employers and employees in complying with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.147, as well as to provide other helpful information. It is not intended to supersede the requirements of the standard.
- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) --- 29 CFR 1910.147 - Sample Program. Maine Department of Labor. Sample hazardous energy control program provided by SafetyWorks! as a guide to help employers implement OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard (29 CFR 1910.147) in their workplace.
National Consensus Standards and Recommendations from other Professional Organizations
Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- Z244.1-2003, Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods, (November 10, 2004). Note: Compliance with the requirements of this consensus standard does not ensure compliance with the OSHA Lockout/Tagout Standard. For additional
information, see Recognition of ANSI/ASSE Z244.1-2003 "Control of Hazardous Energy -- Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods" consensus standard.
- Z244 Committee Information. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).