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Osha approved Tag Out procedure

Can someone steer me in a direction to find out the OSHA rules on tag out procedures. I don't think I have 2 customers that do the same thing- they all seem to have their own procedures.

I had a customer tell me that they were in an OSHA safety meeting & the instructor said that I - as the vendor who services the equipment- am the one that's required to have my own locks/tags/ paperwork regarding any equipment tagged out at his facility. I've never heard of this- any thoughts?
  • Posted 10 Nov 2018 03:53
  • Discussion started by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
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bbforks
this is the reality these days for some companies, especially some of the larger companies that are trying to achieve ISO certifications.
Lock out Tag out has been a part of OSHA regulations for a long time now it's just gotten more prevelant in the past few years due to the tighter regulations being put forth to some of these companies dealing with hazardous materials or environments.
If you want to read up on the OSHA proceedures on lock out tag out you can go here:
h t t p s://w w w.osha.gov/SLTC/controlhazardousenergy/
(just remove the spaces i added in this url)
or you can just google 'lock out tag out osha' and it will provide you a link to the page.

There are many types of hazardous energy sources you may have to deal with so they have all sorts of devices you can use to lock out equipment. When you look for lockout devices you will need to specify 'forklift' devices in your searches as these devices are made specifically for lift trucks for locking out battery cables, battery plugs etc.

In most cases like brewski said the employer is responsible for your training and must provide the devices for you to use, with you being an independent tech you are responsible for this yourself.
You may even want to keep the evidence of having the training in case someone asks you about it.
  • Posted 11 Nov 2018 00:36
  • Modified 12 Nov 2018 02:19 by poster
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
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They are correct. As a vendor your employer is responsible in your training for LOTO. You are responsible for the LOTO of equipment you are working on. OSHA states that employers of vendors and the company you are working at should compare LOTO procedures so there are no misunderstandings. You should always use your own tags and locks when working on equipment. The company you are working at may also require that their maintenance person also attach a tag and lock. I have ran into this same problem at numerous customers.
  • Posted 10 Nov 2018 04:45
  • Reply by BREWSKI
  • Nebraska, United States

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