- St. Olaf College will provide locks, tags, chains, wedges, key blocks, or other hardware necessary for isolating, securing, or blocking machines and equipment from energy sources.
- Specific lock-out and tag-out devices will be issued and identified as Lock-out/Tag-out devices ONLY. They may not be used for other purposes, and only these devices may be used to control energy.
- Lock-out and Tag-out Devices shall be chosen by the Program Administrator and Facility Employee will conform to the following standards:
- Durable – Withstand wet, corrosive, and other detrimental environmental conditions for the maximum exposure time expected.
- Standardized – All devices will be of the same color, shape, or size. Print and format on tags will be the same.
- Substantial – Lock-out devices chosen should require excessive force (bolt cutters, etc.) to remove; tag-out devices and attachments should be chosen which will prevent inadvertent or accidental removal and be at least equivalent to a one-piece, all environment tolerant nylon cable, tie: non-reusable, hand attachable, self locking, non-releasable with 50 pound minimum unlocking strength.
- Identifiable – Each device will have the name of the authorized employee.
- Devices chosen and designated for Lock-out/Tag-out will be listed on the form provided in the Equipment Section of this Compliance manual.
- Based on the characteristics of the energy source, the environment, and their durability, the following lock-out and tag-out devices will be stocked at the Facilities Office.