Examine how you control hazardous energy in your facility. Do you have a specific set of personnel who are exclusively authorized to lockout equipment? Have you identified every source of hazardous energy and posted appropriate signage to alert staff of its location? Do you have a lockout device dedicated to each source? These are some of considerations implicit in the OSHA requirements for the controlling of hazardous energy.
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