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Lockout tagout rule

Lockout/tagout rule is an OSHA standard helping safeguard employees from hazardous energy while they are performing service or maintenance on machines and equipment.

The standard identifies the practices and procedures necessary to shut down and lock out or tag out machines and equipment, requires that employees receive training in their role in the lockout/tagout program and mandates that periodic inspections be conducted to maintain or enhance the energy control program.

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