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WHAT IS LOCKOUT / TAGOUT

In America .It was in the year 1989.OSHA Introduced Standard 29CFR1910.147 as The Control of Hazardous Energy in order to establish Lockout/Tagout compliance requirements for general industries.Lockout/Tagout is basically known as the process of controlling hazardous energy during the service and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Hazardous energy can take many different forms,including:

Electrical,hydraulic,Mechanical,Thermal,Pneumatic,Potential,etc

These safety specific work procedures safeguard employees from accidental injuries or even death.These procedures are utilized to protect employees from the dangers of hazardous energy and ensure they go home safety to their families every day.

DEFINITIONS

 

Affected Employee-An employee whose job requires him /her to operate equipment on which maintenance is being performed under lockout or tagout ,or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such servicing or maintenance performed.

Authorized Employee-An employee who locks out or tags out equipment in order to perform service or maintenance on that equipment.

Energy Isolating Device-A mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy.

Lockout (tagout)-The placement of a Lockout (Tagout)device on an energy isolation device,in accordance with an established procedure,ensures that the energy isolating device and the equipment it controls cannot be operated until the Lockout(Tagout)device is removed.

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