EHS 117: Lockout/Tagout
To protect employees from the hazards associated with the unexpected start up of equipment or reintroduction of energy sources during servicing and maintenance
29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910, 147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Arizona State University Lockout/Tagout Program
Employees who, while performing their duties requiring the servicing or maintenance of equipment, may be exposed to potentially hazardous sources of energy
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.
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.
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
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