Environmental Health & Safety
Control of Hazardous Energy
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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
- PERSONNEL AFFECTED
Appendix A: Lockout/Tagout Tags and Locks
Appendix B: Equipment Specific Lockout/Tagout Procedure Development Form
Appendix C: Abandoned Lock Removal Form
Appendix D: Lockout/Tagout Evaluation Checklist
- REVISION HISTORY
The purpose of this program is to prevent injuries and accidents from occurring while servicing or maintaining machinery or equipment that is capable of sudden energy release, and working with machinery or equipment that is capable of storing hazardous energy.
Departments must ensure that anyone performing service or maintenance activities is conducting these duties in a safe manner, utilizing lock-out tag-out (LOTO) procedures. This procedure establishes minimum requirements to ensure effective implementation, operation, and recordkeeping of a University of Rochester (UR) lockout/tagout program in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.147.
This program does not apply to work on cord and plug connected electric equipment for which exposure to the hazards of unexpected energization or start up of the equipment is controlled by the unplugging of the equipment from the energy source and by the plug being under the exclusive control of the employee performing the servicing or maintenance.
This program does apply to the installation, service, maintenance, or removal of any type of machinery, equipment, or their components, in which the unexpected start-up or release of stored energy could cause injury. No employee shall install, service, remove, or perform maintenance on any equipment or machinery until that equipment is turned off or de-energized, all stored hazardous energy has been bled down, dissipated, or blocked off, and the machinery has been locked out and blocked as provided in the sections below.
The provisions of this Lockout/Tagout Program shall apply to all University personnel at the University of Rochester campuses, regional sites and related facilities and operations, including, but not limited to Strong Memorial Hospital, Strong West, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Memorial Art Gallery, River Campus, and Eastman Theater.
As used in this program, the terms “employee” and “personnel” include staff, students working for pay and faculty.
Personnel involved in the use, installation, repair, removal, or maintenance of equipment are subject to the requirements of this program.
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