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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders Article 3. Work Procedures

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§2320.5. Energizing (or Re-Energizing) Equipment or Systems.
Lockout/Blockout Methods and Sample Procedures

(a) An authorized person shall be responsible for the following before energizing equipment or systems which have been de-energized:

(1) Determining that all persons are clear from hazards which might result from the equipment or systems being energized.

(2) Removing locking devices and tags.

(A) Locking devices and tags may be removed only by the employee who placed them. Locking devices and tags shall be removed upon completion of the work and after the installation of the protective guards and/or safety interlock systems.

Exception: When the employee has left the premises or is otherwise unavailable, other persons may be authorized by the employer to remove the locking devices and tags in accordance with a procedure determined by the employer.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Editorial correction adding NOTE filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

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