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WAC 296-307-32009

How does an employer determine when to use lockout vs. tagout?

(1) If an energy isolating device is not capable of being locked out, your energy control program must use a tagout system.
(2) If an energy isolating device is capable of being locked out, your energy control program must use lockout unless a tagout system will provide full employee protection according to WAC 296-307-32011.
(3) Whenever major replacement or major repair, renovation, or modification of a machine or equipment is performed, and whenever new machines or equipment are installed, energy isolating devices for such machines or equipment must be designed to accept a lockout device.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-32009, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-32009, 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-32009, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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