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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

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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).

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
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)
Related Information
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)
Related Information
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
Additional Directives

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.

State Standards

There are 28 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
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)

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