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Periodic Inspection

What is the intent of the requirement for the employer to conduct periodic inspections?

To ensure that the energy control procedures continue to be implemented properly, that the employees are familiar with their responsibilities, and that any deviations or procedural inadequacies that are observed are corrected  [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i); 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)(B)
].

How often must the inspection take place?

At least annually [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)].

Who performs the periodic inspection?

An authorized employee not involved in the energy control procedure being inspected [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)(A)].

What does the periodic inspection entail?
  • Where lockout is used, the inspector must review each authorized employee's responsibilities under the procedure with that employee (group meetings are acceptable) [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)(C)].
  • Where tagout is used, the inspector must review both the authorized and affected employee's responsibilities with those employees for the energy control procedure being inspected, and the additional training responsibilities of 1910.147(c)(7)(ii)
    [29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)(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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