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Energy Control Procedures - Required Content

What specific elements must be documents in the employer's energy control procedures?
  • The procedures must outline the scope, purpose, authorization, rules and techniques that the employer will use to control hazardous energy
    [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)].
     
  • The procedures must state the means to be used to enforce compliance.
    29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)].
At a minimum, the procedures must include:
  • A specific statement of the intended use of the procedure
    [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(A)].
     
  • Specific procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, blocking, and securing machines or equipment to control hazardous energy [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(B)].
     
  • Specific procedural steps for the placement, removal, and transfer of lockout devices or tagout devices, and a description of who has responsibility for them [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(C)].
     
  • Specific requirements for testing a machine or piece of equipment to determine and verify the effectiveness of lockout devices, tagout devices, and other energy control measures [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4)(ii)(D)].

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bullet Overview
bullet Scope and Application
bullet Purpose
bullet Definitions
bullet Energy Control Program
bullet Energy Control Procedures
   - Documentation

bullet Energy Control Procedures
   - Required Content

bullet Periodic Inspection
bullet Employee Training and
   Communication
bullet Additional Training 
   (Tagout System)
bullet Employee Retraining
bullet Lockout/Tagout
bullet New or Modified Equipment
bullet Full Employee Protection
bullet Materials and Hardware
bullet Application of Energy Control
bullet Release from Lockout/Tagout
bullet Testing of Machines
bullet Outside Personnel (Contractors)
bullet Group Lockout/Tagout
   Requirements

bullet Shift & Personnel Changes

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