When Is Lockout Tagout Required?

Whenever the OSHA standard 1910.147 applies, lockout tagout is required. Lockout tagout procedures should be implemented when certain machines or equipment need to be repaired or are in need of servicing. If the unexpected re-energization of machines or the release of stored energy can be harmful to maintenance or repair personnel, lockout tagout much be used.

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