Lockout Tagout Program

Effective January 2, 1990, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed Section 1910.147 of Title 29 Code of Federal Regulation.  The intention of this law was to reduce the amount of serious injuries caused by the release of stored energy during routine or non-routine maintenance of equipment or machines.  The State of California has also adopted similar regulations that can be located in T8 CCR 3314.

The goal of the Lockout/Tagout Program is to prevent accidents due to accidental machine startup or the release of stored energy when maintenance or servicing operations are taking place on machinery or equipment.

The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)