Lockout/tagout

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Alternative measures for lockout/tagout

When is it appropriate to use the alternative protection measures outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 in place of standard LOTO procedures?
When is it appropriate to use the alternative protection measures outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 in place of standard LOTO procedures?
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Better understanding hazardous energy control

What do I need to know regarding the new ANSI standard Z244.1 (2016), “The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods?”
What do I need to know regarding the new ANSI standard Z244.1 (2016), “The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods?”
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Understanding blind-flange lockout devices

Because OSHA already considers a blind or blanking plate to be a lockout, how is the blind-flange lockout device a safety improvement?
Because OSHA already considers a blind or blanking plate to be a lockout, how is the blind-flange lockout device a safety improvement?
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Lockout/tagout and machine guarding

What would the requirement be if a lengthy lockout procedure was needed to shut down complex equipment with numerous energy sources, but we are only working in one area of the machine with a limited number of energy sources?
What would the requirement be if a lengthy lockout procedure was needed to shut down complex equipment with numerous energy sources, but we are only working in one area of the machine with a limited number of energy sources?
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