Tutorial » 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)].