Control of Hazardous Energy  (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147
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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147. What Is Lockout/Tagout?.

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What Is Lockout/Tagout? 1910.147

  • "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.

  • Before performing service or maintenance and that the authorized employee(s) either lock or tag the energy-isolating device(s) to prevent the release of hazardous energy


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Types of Lockout Devices 1910.147

  • Locks

  • Tags

  • Wedges

  • Chains

  • Multi-lock hasps (5 locks per hasp)

  • Valve lockouts

  • Breaker/Fuse lockouts

  • Plug lockouts


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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147

They must be:

  • Identifiable

  • Durable

  • Standardized


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Energy Sources 1910.147

  • Electrical

  • Mechanical

  • Hydraulic

  • Pneumatic

  • Chemical

  • Thermal

  • Gravity

  • Other types of energy


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When Must LOTO Be Used? 1910.147

When servicing or maintaining equipment where:

  • Unexpected energization or start-up could occur

  • Or released stored energy could cause injury to employees


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LOTO Exceptions 1910.147

  • Work where hazardous energy does not exist

  • Activities performed during routine production processes

  • Work on cord or plug connected electrical equipment where it is controlled by the employee


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Typical LOTO Procedures 1910.147

  • Performing a shutdown, include testing machinery

  • Isolating equipment

  • Applying and removing lockout devices

  • Safely releasing stored energy


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Affected Employees 1910.147

Employees who

  • Operate

  • Work around

  • Occasionally adjust equipment that is subject to LOTO


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Authorized Employee 1910.147

  • Recognizes hazardous energy

  • Types and magnitude of energy in the workplace

  • Means to isolate those types of energy


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Authorized Employee Responsibilities 1910.147

  • Repair or service equipment as needed

  • Ensure that all energy sources are locked out

  • Test equipment to verify residual energy is dissipated

  • Place a “Danger—Do Not Operate” tag on equipment


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Affected Employee Responsibilities 1910.147

  • Notify maintenance, etc., when equipment needs repair or adjustment

  • Leave all LOTO devices in place

  • Verify equipment is safe to operate following LOTO

  • Follow all safety rules while operating the equipment


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Authorized Employee 1910.147 Responsibilities (cont.)

  • Obtain assistance when necessary

  • Remove locks and/or tags following LOTO

  • Coordinate multi-shift repair


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VIOLATIONS OF LOTO 1910.147

  • Use any lock for lockout

  • Leave keys in lock during lockout

  • Use someone else’s lock during lockout

  • No identification on lock


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