printreg,July,2004Tags for LO/TO

printreg, July, 2004
Tags for LO/TO


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From: Debra Jacobson(
djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 10:15:59
Requirements for Tags Used for Lockout/Tagout

According to the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.147, tags used in your lockout/tagout program should meet the following conditions:

a. Should be of the same design and verbiage in a given facility or plant so as to be readily recognized as a part of the lockout/tagout program.

b. Should include the name of the individual who applied the tag. Some organizations include a picture of the person applying the tag.

c. Should be constructed of materials which will withstand the conditions encountered in the workplace. This includes both the attaching device (i.e., string, wire tie) as well as the tag material.

d. Should be securely attached to the energy isolating device(s) so that they cannot be accidentally or inadvertently detached while in use.

Training concerning the use of tags in the lockout/tagout program should be conducted for personnel who are "authorized" to use the lockout/tagout system, employees who are "affected" by the use of lockout/tagout, and "other" employees who might come in contact with a lockout/tagout operation.

Ref.: 29 CFR 1910.147 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=72ab7232eadbe7af7063b07d68698e61&rgn=div8&view=text&node=29:5.1.1.1.8.11.34.7&idno=29

Source: "reg of the day" listserv operated by Tammy Silverthorne @ the Environmental Resource Center



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