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

Published: 2015

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WAC 296-803-50050

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;
– 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;
– Is the last person to remove their lockout or tagout device when the job is completed.
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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