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PDFWAC 296-803-50050

Protect employees working in a group.

(1) 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.
(2) You must make sure each authorized employee:
(a) Puts a personal lockout or tagout device on the group lockout device, lockbox, or comparable mechanism before beginning work; and
(b) Does not remove it until they have finished work on the machine or equipment.
(3) You must assign a primary authorized employee who:
(a) Has overall responsibility for the service or maintenance;
(b) Attaches their lockout or tagout device to the energy-isolating device when the equipment is deenergized and before any work begins; and
(c) Is the last person to remove their lockout or tagout device when the job is completed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-803-50050, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17; WSR 04-15-105, § 296-803-50050, filed 7/20/04, effective 11/1/04.]
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