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Part IV: General Rules
Lockout and Tagout

OSHA citation 1910.147

  1. Each maintenance employee shall be assigned a numbered padlock of their own (furnished by their department) and shall be responsible for its care and custody.
  2. Each affected employee shall be given a lockable hasp, capable of being locked by six padlocks, and shall be responsible for it.
  3. Each maintenance employee will be furnished lockout-tagout tags to be used if necessary.
  4. All electric circuits and mechanical equipment will be locked out of service when any maintenance work or testing is being performed.
  5. If you must shut off a component with a fire protection or other life safety system on it, you must, before turning it off, inform the Control Center (5-8728), the IU Police Department (5-4111) and the building manager, unless it is an emergency shut-off. In that case notification immediately after the shut-off is sufficient. The building manager needs time to notify occupants. Be considerate of all occupants.

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