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Lockout/Tagout: General Q&A

A lockout/tagout program involves more than putting a lock on a machine's safety switch, and we always get questions on this topic.

  • What's the difference between lockout and tagout?
  • When does the standard's minor servicing exception apply?
  • Does each machine need its own lockout procedure?
  • How do we handle lockout during shift changes?
  • Does every single lockout procedure have to be inspected every year?

This webcast clears up some of the confusion around lockout/tagout procedures. It draws on our experience and provides answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive on this hot topic.

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Lockout/Tagout: Staying Safe During Downtime

This webcast starts with the basics of lockout/tagout requirements, such as:

  • The difference between lockout and tagout,
  • The different designations for employees involved in the process, and
  • The procedural steps involved in lockout/tagout.

It also provides info to help clarify the overlap between requirements for machine guarding, lockout/tagout and electrical safety by discussing topics including:

  • The minor servicing exception,
  • Temporary removal of lockout/tagout for machine testing or positioning during servicing,
  • The difference between mechanical lockout/tagout (1910.147) and lockout/tagout for electrical safety (1910.333).
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