Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-Tagout)
Controlling hazardous energy, far better known as “Lockout – Tagout”, is an absolute must to ensure the safety of employees and contractors while performing maintenance and servicing on machinery. The control of hazardous energy must be applied only by Authorized Employees who have received training on how to recognize the energy source(s), how to determine the magnitude of energy, and how to isolate and control it for any sudden release or inadvertent start-up or reenergization. All KSU Employees and contractors are expected to abide by established policies and procedures, which are at a minimum consistent with the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 Standards. Note: Exposure to electrical hazards from work, near, or with conductors or equipment in electric utilization installations is covered by established safe electrical safe work practices, which are aligned with those outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart “S” and NFPA-70E.