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Energy Control Program

What are the core components of the energy control program?

The energy control program has three core components: energy control procedures, employee training, and periodic inspections.
  • Periodic inspections of the energy control procedures ensure that the procedures and the requirements of the standard are being followed. [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(1)].
  • Employee training and retraining, along with additional training under a tagout system, ensures that the purpose and function of the energy control programs are understood by the employer.  [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(1)]; [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)].

    What is the intent of the energy control program?
     
    • To ensure that before any employee services equipment where the potential exists for unexpected energization or start-up of equipment or the release of stored energy, the machine or equipment is isolated from the energy source and rendered inoperative. [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(1)].
Does the employer have the flexibility to develop his/her own program?

Yes. Employers are expected to develop programs and procedures, training and inspections, that meet the needs of their particular workplace and the particular types of machines and equipment they use and service as long as they meet the requirements of the standard.

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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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