Environmental Health & Safety Manual (EHS)

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Effective: 5/23/2007

Revised:    

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EHS 117: Lockout/Tagout

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Purpose

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To protect employees from the hazards associated with the unexpected start up of equipment or reintroduction of energy sources during servicing and maintenance

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Sources

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29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910, 147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Arizona State University Lockout/Tagout Program

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Applicability

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Employees who, while performing their duties requiring the servicing or maintenance of equipment, may be exposed to potentially hazardous sources of energy

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Policy

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When a piece of equipment is to be inspected, cleaned, repaired, or worked on by an employee, that piece of equipment must have all energy sources removed or otherwise controlled prior to commencing work on the equipment.

Only Master Lock model 6835 will be used for lockout/tagout and must be yellow.

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Procedures

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Departments and units shall implement the practices and procedures outlined in the Arizona State University Lockout/Tagout Program, a guidance document found on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site.


Responsibilities

ASU employees, including faculty, staff, researchers, and part-time employees, are responsible for the safety and health of their employees and co-workers and must adhere to the requirements of this program. Each chair/dean/director or designee is responsible for identifying personnel potentially affected by this program and complying with all training and safety measures identified by the ASU Lockout/Tagout Program and this policy.

ASU EH&S Department is responsible for compliance with this program by providing policies, programs, and guidelines designed to ensure that safe work practices are developed, employed, and revised as necessary.D


Responsibility
Action
Department
  1. Ensures that all employees affected by this policy receive training, are provided locks, and follow the requirements of the ASU Lockout/Tagout Program or an equivalent department program.
  2. Prior to the performance of any work on a piece of equipment with more than one source of energy, ensures the following:
    1. the development of energy control procedures
    2. that all employees affected by these procedures are aware of their location
    3. that all employees know the process for developing a procedure when one does not exist

      and

    4. that all employees follow the requirements of each procedure.
Environmental Health & Safety
  1. Provides assistance with technical and monitoring aspects of the Lockout/Tagout Program.
  1. Ensures that training meeting the requirements of this policy is available.
  1. Ensures that periodic audits of energy control procedures are completed and any deficiencies are addressed.
Employees
  1. Conduct lockout/tagout operations in accordance with the Arizona State University Lockout/Tagout Program.

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Cross-References

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For more information, see:

  1. EHS 102, “Confined Space Entry”
  2. EHS 103, “Hazard Communication Program”
  3. EHS 105, “Personal Protective Equipment”
  4. EHS 108, “Environmental Health and Safety Training”
  5. EHS 201, “Electrical Safety”

    and

  6. EHS 202, “Decorations and Displays.”

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