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WAC 296-307-32039

What requirements apply to group lockout or tagout?

(1) When servicing and/or maintenance is performed by a crew or other group, they must use a procedure that provides a level of protection equivalent to that provided by the implementation of a personal lockout or tagout device.
(2) Group lockout or tagout devices must be used according to the procedures required by WAC 296-307-32013 including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) An authorized employee has primary responsibility for a set number of employees working under the protection of a group lockout or tagout device (such as an operations lock); and
(b) A method for the authorized employee to determine if individual group members are exposed to release of stored energy hazards; and
(c) When more than one crew or group is involved, assignment of overall lockout or tagout control responsibility to an authorized employee designated to coordinate individual group members and ensure continuity of protection; and
(d) Each authorized employee must affix a personal lockout or tagout device to the group lockout device when beginning work, and must remove those devices when the work is complete.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-32039, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-32039, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-32039, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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