Tutorial » Outside Personnel (Contractors)
What are the obligations of the outside contractor and the on-site employer?
Whenever contractors and other outside servicing personnel perform tasks covered by the Lockout/Tagout standard, they must adhere to all the standard's requirements [29 CFR 1910.147(a)(1); 29 CFR 1910.147(a)(2); 29 CFR 1910.147(a)(3)(i); 29 CFR 1910.147(f)(2)(i)].
The contractor or outside employer and the on-site employer must inform each other of their respective lockout or tagout procedures [29 CFR 1910.147(f)(2)(i)].
The on-site employer must ensure that his/her employees understand and comply with the restrictions and prohibitions of the outside employer's energy control program [29 CFR 1910.147(f)(2)(ii)].