Hazardous energy may appear in a variety of forms in the workplace. These include electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and thermal energy sources. For example, springs under tension or compression, and chemical, water, gas, and steam energy sources. This program requires that all hazardous energy sources which could activate a machine be de-energized or blocked and locked prior to cleaning, servicing, maintenance, or adjustment operations.
This program contains the requirements for lockout/tagout (isolating machines or equipment from energy sources) to prevent injury. The objective of this program is to control hazardous energy sources at SDSU in Compliance with Federal and Cal/OSHA Requirements for the Control of Electrical and Other Hazardous Energy Sources.