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Overview

Workers performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment may be exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization, startup of the machinery or equipment, or release of stored energy in the equipment.

The Lockout/Tagout standard requires the adoption and implementation of practices and procedures to shut down equipment, isolate it from its energy source(s), and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed. It contains minimum performance requirements, and definitive criteria for establishing an effective program for the control of hazardous energy. However, employers have the flexibility to develop lockout/tagout programs that are suitable for their respective facilities.

This tutorial summarizes for you the key components of the standard in a question/answer format. This tutorial is intended to guide the user in understanding aspects of the Lockout/Tagout standard. It is not to substitute for compliance with the plain terms of the standard. Nothing in this tutorial is intended to diminish or otherwise affect OSHA's authority to enforce the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.147 or of the OSH Act, nor is it intended to create any legally enforceable right or benefit in any person.

Information is provided on the following topics:


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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
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Testing of Machines
bullet Outside Personnel (Contractors)
bullet Group Lockout/Tagout
   Requirements
 
bullet Shift & Personnel Changes
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