Lock Out /Tag Out Inspections

There must be a periodic inspection of the energy control procedure(s) at least once a year to evaluate their continued effectiveness and determine the necessity for updating the written procedure(s)

1. The periodic inspection must be performed by an Authorized Employee or person other than the one(s) utilizing the hazardous energy control procedures being inspected.
2. Where lockout and/or tagout is used for hazardous energy control, the periodic inspection must include a review between the inspector and Authorized Employees of their responsibilities under the hazardous energy control procedure being inspected.

The employer must certify that the periodic inspections have been performed.
The certification shall:
1. Identify the machine or equipment on which the hazardous energy control procedure was being utilized.
2. The date of the inspection.