Lockout/Tagout/Tryout Control Program Development
A. Employ additional means to ensure safety when tags rather than locks are used by
instituting an effective program.
B. Ensure that new or overhauled equipment can be locked.
C. Obtain standardized locks and tags that indicate the identity of the employee
using them, and which are of sufficient quality and durability to ensure their
A. Identify and implement specific procedures (generally in writing) for the control
of hazardous energy including preparations for shutdown, equipment isolation,
lockout/tagout/tryout application, release of stored energy, and verification of
B. Institute procedures for release of lockout/tagout/tryout including machine
inspection, notification and safe positioning of employees, and removal of the
C. Adopt procedures to ensure safety when equipment should be tested during
servicing, when outside contractors are working at the site, when a multiple
lockout/tagout/tryout is needed for a crew servicing equipment, and when shifts
or personnel change.
III. Inspection and training
A. Conduct inspections of equipment and lockout/tagout/tryout control procedures
at least annually.
B. Train employees in the specific equipment lockout/tagout/tryout control
procedures with training reminders as part of the annual control inspections.
Training. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.269(a), General requires training in
safety-related work practices, safety procedures, and other safety requirements that pertain to
electrical workers performing their work assignments including determinations of existing
conditions. Training and recertification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid are
required. Refer to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.269(b), Medical Services and First Aid. Crews generally