Lockout/Tagout Standard. Proper Lockout Procedure. LOCKOUT/TAGOUT Contractors. The outside contractor and the on-site employer must exchange lockout/tagout information. Employees on site must understand rules used by the contractor. Be alert for new types of lockout or tagout devices.
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Proper Lockout Procedure
29 CFR 1910.147
Authorized employees are those who:
Affected employees are those who:
that is subject to LOTO
Company Responsibilities are:
A mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy.
Energy Control Procedure
Safety program adopted by the employer that includes:
Machines or Equipment
GravityHazardous Energy Sources Found in the Workplace
dissipate or restrain:
(Gravity activation, or stored in springs, etc)
protected by special equipment.
Ball Valve Lockout
Gate Valve Lockout
Group Lockout Hasp
Hydraulic, pneumatic, and other pressurized systemsTypes of Lockout Devices
device must be removed by the
person who put it on.
- Make certain the work is completed and inventory tools and equipment used.
Contractors are performing service or maintenance at your workplace
Worker who applied lock is not availableSpecial Situations
1. The LOTO standard is designed to block the flow of energy to a piece of equipment. True or False
2. Types of LOTO devices include ___________________________
3. It is not required that a company have written procedures for proper lockout/tagout. True or False
4. An authorized employee is one who _______ or________ the equipment.
5. If a safety device is removed from a piece of equipment, LOTO is not required. True or False
6. Typical energy sources found on equipment include __________________________
7. Affected employees are those who operate or work around a piece of equipment. True or False
8. As long as an employee has had training on LOTO, the employer or company has no additional responsibilities under 1910.147. True or False
9. Training for authorized employees must be conducted ________________and at least ______________________
10. Locks should always stay on the equipment during a shift change.
True or False
1. True. It should block the flow of energy and provide a means of warning.
2. Types of LOTO devices include locks, blocks, chains, hasps, wheel valve covers, and ball valve covers.
3. False. If lockout is required, a company must have a written program and procedures.
4. An authorized employee is one who services or maintains the equipment.
5. False. LOTO is required when a safety device is removed; an employee is in harm’s way, or when employees are exposed to hazardous energy.
6. Typical energy sources include hydraulics, pneumatics, steam, thermal, chemical, electricity, and gravity.
7. True. Affected employees are those who operate or work around the equipment.
8. False. Training is just one of the responsibilities of a company.
9. Training for authorized employees must be conducted initially and at least annually.
10. False. Locks should be removed during shift change and the shift coming on duty should place their locks on the equipment.
11 FALSE. You may NOT remove a lock or tag applied by someone else. (some companies require removal of locks and tags at the end of each shift with replacement locks and tags applied by oncoming employees)