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| Standard Number:||1910.147|
March 3, 1992
MEMORANDUM FOR: JOHN T. PHILLIPS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FROM: PATRICIA K. CLARK, DIRECTOR DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS SUBJECT: Request for Concurrence with an Interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(5)(ii) - Lockout DevicesThis is in response to your memorandum of April 19, 1991 asking if the use of a lock, which had been assigned to an authorized employee for use as a lockout device, and was also being used to lock tool boxes, was a violation of the standard. Please accept our apologies for the extreme delay in responding.
The answer is yes. It is a violation of the standard to use a lockout device for other purposes. If the lock is intended for use as a lockout device under the standard, but is also being used to lock tool boxes, then this is a violation of 1910.147(c)(5)(ii). This confirms a conversation on June 11, 1991 between Jeff Finch, formally of our staff, and Jonas Miniatas of your Office of Technical Support.
We hope this helps to clarify your concerns.
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