OSHA regulations are quite specific; a documented
lock out/tag out program is essential for every employer with
serviceable machines or equipment Lock Out/Tag Out violations
are consistently on OSHA's top ten citations issued lists.
Don't add your company's name to their roster!
8507 (adopted by reference: 1910,14 7(c)(2)(iii))
"....whenever replacement or major repair,
renovation or modification of a machine or equipment is performed,
and whenever new machines or equipment are installed, energy
isolating devices for such machines or equipment shall be designed
to accept a lock out device." (1910.1 47(f)(4)) '....speciflc
procedures shall be utilized during shift or personnel changes
to ensure the continuity of lockout or tag out protection."
- Overview of OSHA/MIOSHA Standards
Employees vs. Authorized Employees
- Requirements for Lock Out/Tag
- Energy Sources