Table 18 (Continued)
Sequence of Lockout/Tagout/Tryout Steps
II. Re-energizing steps
A. Inspect the work area for an operationally intact system and remove nonessential items.
B. Notify all affected workers of system re-energizing. Warn them to stand clear.
C. Remove temporary grounding.
D. Remove the lockout/tagout/tryout devices.
E. Visually determine that all affected workers are clear of the circuit.
F. Proceed with restoring service.
Do not use for
Tagout for de-energizing a
Notes, cautions, warnings, or
circuit or equipment
Informs personnel about an
unusual condition. Use for
notes, warnings, or cautions.
Tagging out an energy
Identifies equipment, which is
defective and needs repair. Use
for notes, warnings, or cautions.
Indicates placement of a ground
For red or yellow tagging out
on a circuit or equipment
18.104.22.168 Lock and Tag Color Coding. In the process of lockout/tagout/tryout,
the color coding RED for danger, YELLOW for caution, and GREEN for ground
placement will always be used as covered in Table 19. RED locks are used to prevent the
operation of a hazardous energy control device, generally a switching device. All RED
locks are keyed individually; that is they have no master key. Spaces on the tags are
provided for defining the hazard, the caution, and the ground placement. These spaces
should be filled in. The reverse side may contain additional data, including the name of the
individual responsible for the tag.
Grounding Provisions. Comply with the requirements of OSHA
standard 29 CFR 1926.269(n), Grounding and Protection of Employees. Grounding is
used to limit dangerous potentials. Permanent grounding is provided as a part of any