Lock out/Tag out Awareness : Lock out/Tag out Awareness Lock out/Tag out Procedures : Lock out/Tag out Procedures The purpose of lock out/tag out is to prevent energy from accidentally being released while a machine or equipment is being serviced.
The ultimate goal of lock out/tag out is to protect the safety and health of employees.
Secondary is the protection of equipment from damage. Definitions You Will Likely Hear: : Definitions You Will Likely Hear: Definitions you will likely hear.
Electrical as in a disconnect box on the wall.
Mechanical as in a spring on a garage door or lawn mower recoil starter.
Hydraulic as in a cylinder on a log splitter.
Pneumatic as an air cylinder CFM.
Stored air, steam, or water that needs to be bled off for safety purposes.
Gravity as on a punch press. Isolating Device : Isolating Device A mechanical Device That Physically Prevents The Transmission or Release of Energy. Examples are: Disconnect switch-wall box
Blocks or blind flanges
Valves-As on a steam line or a compressor.
E-stops are not used. Because they can be reset by another worker Equipment Specific Procedures : Equipment Specific Procedures Equipment specific procedures explain how to properly shut a particular piece of equipment down.
The procedures also explain what energy is on a particular piece of equipment.
Where to find the isolation devices on that machine to stop it at the source.
The procedures are located in the department close to the machines. Lock out/ Tag out : Lock out/ Tag out The placement of a lock and tag on an isolating device which ensures that the equipment being controlled cannot be re-energized until the locking device is removed. What A Typical Lock out/Tag out Would Look Like For A Conveyor. : What A Typical Lock out/Tag out Would Look Like For A Conveyor. A TYPICAL LOCK OUT/TAG OUT OF A GAS FORKLIFT : A TYPICAL LOCK OUT/TAG OUT OF A GAS FORKLIFT A Typical Lockout/Tagout for an Industrial Battery : A Typical Lockout/Tagout for an Industrial Battery Verify : Verify Verification is the process of operating the start controls, engaging levers, measuring voltage, inspecting lockout devices valves, disconnect switches, blades, piping systems in an area to make sure that all energy sources have been isolated and controlled. You Have a Role : You Have a Role You are either an Affected Employee
An Authorized Employee
Or Both ! Authorized Employee : Authorized Employee Authorized Employee - an individual who uses the Lockout /Tagout procedure on a machine or Piece of equipment that is to be serviced or maintained. Affected Employee : Affected Employee Affected Employee-an individual whose
job requires him/her to operate or use a
machine or piece of equipment on which
servicing or maintenance is being
performed under the lockout/tagout
procedure. This also pertains to any
employee whose job requires him/her to
work in an area where servicing or
maintenance is being performed. You May Be Both : You May Be Both An authorized employee and an affected
employee may be the same person,
when the affected employee’s duties
also include performing maintenance or
service on a machine or equipment that
requires Lockout/Tagout/ procedure. Key To Successful Lock Out/Tag Out Program Is: : Key To Successful Lock Out/Tag Out Program Is: Everyone working together.
For the Safety of all. Authorized Employees Always: : Authorized Employees Always: Properly plan the job.
Notify all affected employees in the area of work.
Shut down the equipment at the operating controls.
Isolate all energy sources to equipment.
Lock and tag all isolating devices.
Dissipate all stored or residual energy sources.
Verify the isolation. Affected Employees Must Always: : Affected Employees Must Always: Stay clear of the area as much as possible.
Never attempt to assist.
Never interfere or tamper with a lock or tag.
Report all unusual situations to your supervisor or foreman who may be in the area and need to give the job a wide berth. Slide 18: ???
If you have any questions please contact the Safety Coordinator