WAC 296-803-50050: Protect employees working in a group


Published: 2015

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Protect employees working in a group.









You must:
• Make sure your energy control procedures provide each member of a crew, craft, department, or other group with the same level of protection as that provided by an individual lockout or tagout device.
• Make sure each authorized employee:
– Puts a personal lockout or tagout device on the group lockout device, lockbox, or comparable mechanism before beginning work;
AND
– Does not remove it until they have finished work on the machine or equipment.
• Assign a primary authorized employee who:
– Has overall responsibility for the service or maintenance;
– Attaches their lockout or tagout device to the energy-isolating device when the equipment is deenergized and before any work begins;
AND
– Is the last person to remove their lockout or tagout device when the job is completed.
Definition:
The primary authorized employee is the authorized employee who has overall responsibility for meeting the requirements of the lockout/tagout procedures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-15-105, § 296-803-50050, filed 7/20/04, effective 11/1/04.]

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