Lockout & Tagout

How can I encourage my employees to practice lockout / tagout?

How can I encourage my employees to practice lockout / tagout? Oberon has stations and carrying boxes to make sure everyone has the proper equipment with them when needed.


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Can lockouts be forcibly removed?

Can lockouts be forcibly removed? They are only a visible deterrent. They should only be removed with approval and a great deal of caution.


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Are there specifications for Lockout devices and Tag out Devices?

Are there specifications for Lockout devices and Tag out Devices? Tagout devices-- shall be constructed and printed so that exposure to weather conditions or wet and damp locations will not cause the tag to deteriorate or the message on the tag to become illegible. Tags-- shall not deteriorate when used in corrosive environments such as areas where acid and alkali chemicals are handled and stored. Standardized-- Lockout and tagout devices shall be standardized within the facility in at least one of the following...


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What does a Hazardous Energy Control Program consist of?

What does a Hazardous Energy Control Program consist of? The employer shall establish a program consisting of energy control procedures, employee training and periodic inspections to ensure that before any employee performs any servicing or maintenance on a machine or equipment where the unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy could occur and cause injury, the machine or equipment shall be isolated from the energy source and rendered inoperative.


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What version of NFPA 70E is OSHA using as the standard for citation determination?

What version of NFPA 70E is OSHA using as the standard for citation determination? NFPA 70E has not been adopted by OSHA as a regulation. NFPA 70E is generally referenced, in the event of an incident, under the General Duty Clause since it is an industry recognized best practice standard.


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Once we have determined the conductor or circuit part is de-energized, can we take off certain layers of the protective gear?

Once we have determined the conductor or circuit part is de-energized, can we take off certain layers of the protective gear? Good question . . . Yes . . usually. I will defer to the definition of an Arc Flash Hazard . . . “A dangerous condition associated with the possible release of energy caused by an electric Arc. FPN No. 1: An arc flash hazard may exist when energized electrical conductors or circuit parts are exposed or when they are...


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