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General Procedures for Machines and Equipment LOTO Procedures

This procedure checklist to protect authorized employees against unexpected or unplanned activation of equipment or energy while servicing equipment
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07/26/2022

General Procedures for Machines and Equipment LOTO Procedures

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This procedure checklist to protect authorized employees against unexpected or unplanned activation of equipment or energy while servicing equipment
  • All procedures, including but not limited to the general procedures described below and equipment-specific procedures must include the following steps:

  • General Procedures

  • Single-Point Lockout

  • If the lockout device or tag must be temporarily removed from the energy-isolating device, the authorized employee must follow the sequence of actions below:

  • Specific Procedures

  • Group Lockout/Tagout

  • Shift or Personnel Changes

  • To maintain continuity in the protection provided for those involved in the lockout/tagout procedures, and for the orderly transfer of the lockout/tagout devices, the steps below are necessary during personnel or shifts changes.

  • Removal of Another Employee’s Lock

  • When the authorized employee who applied the lockout devices and associated tags is not available to remove them, the devices may be removed by the authorized employee's supervisor in accordance with the process described below:

  • Locks must never be removed without verifying that the authorized employee has cleared the work area/hazard zone.

  • EQUIPMENT

  • Protective Materials and Hardware

  • Lockable Energy-Isolating Device Installation

  • TRAINING

  • Authorized Employees and their Supervisors

  • Equipment Specific Lockout/Tagout Training

  • Affected Employees

  • Retraining

  • Retraining is required when:

  • RECORDKEEPING

  • Periodic Review

  • Training

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

  • Department Heads/Chairs

  • Supervisors of Authorized Employees

  • Authorized Employees

  • Affected Employees

  • Facilities Management Department

  • EXEMPTIONS AND GLOBAL SPECIFIC PROCEDURES

  • Cord/Plug Equipment

  • Lasers

  • Hot Tap Operations

  • Hot tap operations performed on pressurized transmission or distribution systems for gas, steam, water, or petroleum products are exempt, provided that the supervisor can demonstrate:

  • Grain Bins

  • Ignition Key Control

  • Other

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