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Lockout-Tagout-basics - Lockout/Tagout When its time for...

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Lockout/Tagout
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When it’s time for maintenance, repairs or retooling of a machine, simply turning the machine off or unplugging it while it is being worked on does not give enough protection for workers. Many serious accidents happen when someone thought the machine or all of the energy was safely turned off.
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Lockout/Tagout CFR 1910.147 The Lockout / Tagout standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energizing or startup of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees The standard is to help prevent unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy in order to prevent injury to employees.
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Situations, other than maintenance, are also Covered An employee is required to remove or bypass a guard or other safety device An employee is required to be placed in a danger zone.
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Example Situations related to Machines or Equipment 1. has potential for stored or residual energy; 2. has potential for re-accumulation of stored energy after shutdown; 3. has more than a single energy source; 4. isolation and locking out of any single energy source will not completely de-energize and deactivate the machine or equipment;
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Example Situations related to Machines or Equipment 5. lockout device is not under exclusive control of an authorized employee performing the servicing or maintenance; 6. the servicing or maintenance work creates hazards for other employees; 7. employer has had accidents involving the unexpected activation or re-energizing of the machine or equipment during servicing or maintenance.
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Lockout: Placement of a lockout device on an energy isolating device. Equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed. Tagout: Placement of a tagout device on an energy isolating device. Indicate the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until lockout device is removed by authorized personnel.
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Lockout: Physical Device Tagout: Written/Printed Warning Tag
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Lockout Devices: 1. U sed to secure energy isolating devices unless
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