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Specific Energy Control for Machine or Equipment during Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures should always be used to improve safety in the workplace. The LOTO procedure is a pretty straight forward safety policy that has saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries.
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07/26/2022

Specific Energy Control for Machine or Equipment during Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures

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Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures should always be used to improve safety in the workplace. The LOTO procedure is a pretty straight forward safety policy that has saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries.
  • PROCEDURE NUMBER:

  • DATE:

  • COMPLETED BY:

  • MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT UTILIZING THIS PROCEDURE:

  • PROCEDURE FOR CONTROLLING HAZARDOUS ENERGY

  • SOURCES OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY

  • Notify affected employees that the machine is about to be shut down and locked out. (Specific Instructions)

  • Shut down the machine using normal stopping procedures. Specific Instructions:

  • Isolate all energy sources listed above. Specific Instructions:

  • Apply locks to all isolation devices operated in step four. Specific Instructions:

  • If a tag is used in lieu of a lock when the energy- isolating device is incapable of lockout (see Appendix A), the following additional safety precaution(s) shall be taken:

  • Block or dissipate all stored energy in rams, flywheels, springs, pneumatic or hydraulic systems, etc. Specific Instructions:

  • Verify that the machine is locked out by testing the machine operating controls. RETURN ALL CONTROLS TO THE “NEUTRAL” OR “OFF” POSITION AFTER TESTING. Specific Instructions:

  • PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING LOCKS / TAGS

  • Check the machine to be sure it is operationally intact, tools have been removed, and guards have been replaced. Specific Instructions:

  • Check to be sure all employees are safely positioned. Specific Instructions:

  • Notify all affected employees that locks / tags are going to be removed and the machine is ready for operation. Specific Instructions:

  • Remove all locks, blocks, or other energy restraints. Specific Instructions:

  • Restore all energy to the machine. Specific Instructions:

  • OTHER COMMENTS:

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