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
29 CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)(B)].
Where lockout is used, the inspector must review each authorized
employee's responsibilities under the procedure with that employee (group
meetings are acceptable) [29
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)