TOWN OF HILES
With the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Source
The purpose of this instruction is to
insure that the Town of Hiles is in compliance with the OSHA Control of
Hazardous Energy Sources, 29 CFR 1910.147. The objective is to protect
employees of the Town of Hiles from injury. The purpose of lockout/tagout
is to isolate any potentially hazardous energy stored in machinery and
equipment before performing any servicing or maintenance activities.
Lockout is the preferred method of isolation machines or equipment from
energy sources. Tagout may be used is there exists no means of locking the
potential energy source.
Listed below are typical energy sources
to which the lockout/tagout program for the Town of Hiles applies:
Procedures and Responsibility
This procedure establishes the minimum
requirements for the lockout or tagout of energy isolating devices. It
shall be used to ensure that the machine of equipment are isolated from
all potentially hazardous energy, and locked out or tagged out before
employees perform any servicing or maintenance activities where the
unexpected energizing, start up, or release of stored energy could cause
injury from equipment.
Full time road maintenance workers will
be instructed in the significance of the lockout or tagout procedures and
are the only ones authorized to implement these procedures. The procedures
in the Sequence of Lockout or Tagout System Procedure will be followed.
Sequence of Lockout or Tagout
Notify other employees that a lockout/tagout
system is going to be utilized and the reason.
Shut down machine or equipment by normal
procedure. Assure that all stored energy is dissipated or properly
Lockout or tagout the energy isolating
devices with the individual lock or tags.
Push button or other normal operating
device to make certain the equipment will not operate.
The equipment is now locked or tagged
After the servicing and/or maintenance is
complete, remove all lockout or tagout devices. Operate the energy
isolating devices to restore energy to the machine or equipment.
Training will be given to all authorized
personnel. The designated safety manager will arrange for the training and
certify that employee training has been accomplished.
Procedures for the Town of Hiles
When maintaining shop equipment (grinder,
cut-off saw, etc.) - remove plug from wall socket and lockout with plug
When working on engine related problems
on vehicles --
1) Turn off ignition and remove key.
2) Place properly identified lockout tag
on unit in a visible area such as door handle, steering wheel, etc.
When working on hydraulic problem where
the dump box or boom are in a raised position apply rules #1 and #2 plus
3) The safety arm will be in an upward
position to hold the box or boom arms from falling. If the box or boom
arms are to be raised to the full dump position, an adequate steel bar or
wood blocking must also be used with the safety arm in an upward position.
4) At this time the hydraulic system will
be bled off to eliminate the stored pressure.
When working on an 'articulated' piece of
equipment, the above rules will apply plus the following:
5) The safety bar provided for the
machine, which connects both halves of the machine will be installed.
When working on other hydraulic related
vehicle maintenance, assure that hydraulic pressure is first released.
When working on vehicle electrical
systems, disconnect both battery connections, and place an appropriately
identified tag in a visible area near the battery.
When working on building electrical
circuits, it is required to both lockout and place an appropriately
identified tag on circuit breaker. A qualified person shall use test
equipment to verify that circuit elements are not energized
Lockout/Tagout Program Adopted by Town Board on