is a procedure that was designed to protect employees
that perform service or maintenance work on machines,
equipment or processes from the unexpected start
up or energization of these items, which could
result in injury or facility damage. All employers
that have operations that pose the above hazards
must have a lockout/tagout program. All employees
that perform this type of work must follow lockout/tagout
procedures prior to performing the work.
of the University's Lockout/Tagout Program:
must identify all energized machines, equipment,
and processes which employees have to service
or perform maintenance activities on.
must establish written procedures for both energy
isolation of these machines or equipment and
affixing the appropriate locks or tags onto
the energy isolating device to prevent its unexpected
re-energization or release of energy.
and REHS must provide training to all affected
employees on these procedures.
must follow their department's established lockout/tagout
must perform a periodic inspection of the procedures
to ensure their efficacy and accuracy.
further information, please contact REHS or consult
the following links: