SUBJECT: LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROCEDURES REFERENCE #7022
DEPARTMENT: DURABLE & HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OF: 1
APPROVED BY: REVISED:
To prevent injury to personnel when operating machinery or equipment.
The following lockout/tagout procedure will be followed to ensure that appropriate lockout devices
or tagout devices are used to disable machines or equipment, preventing unexpected
energization, start-up or releasing of stored energy, and thus helping prevent injury to personnel.
Locate and identify power sources, potential hazards and all control devices.
Notify all personnel involved.
Turn off all power controls.
Isolate all power sources by blocking, bleeding and venting energy that may be stored in
springs, hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems.
Lockout all switches and power controls in the "OFF" or "Safe" position.
Test for safety with operating controls in the "ON" position. Before testing, always insure
that nobody is in danger of injury.
Return all operating controls to the “OFF” position.
Perform necessary work.
Remove lockout devices once the equipment is fully operational and all affected
employees are notified. Lockout devices must be removed by the person who put them
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