Join Date: May 2008
Dear MAPP Members:
Wayne Piltz just updated me on his Lock Out Tag Out issue with OSHA and has implemented the following solution. I have copied and pasted the email he sent to me verbatium so if you have any questions, please send him a note through this forum:
Email From Wayne Piltz on 04/23/2012.....
As we have gone through this process, we have been able to reach an understanding with our local office. They will allow a padlock to be installed through the front door and rail, to physically prevent the door from closing, as the means of the redundancy they were seeking.
Their point was, the machine interlock could fail, so the power sources (both electrical and hydraulic) need to be isolated. The solution above was an acceptable abatement - to this office (this time) anyway.
Then of course, the procedure and training for such, need to be documented and kept on file for review.
Thank you to yourself and the MAPP organization for allowing me to seek information, provide a platform to communicate with others and share solutions. Also, a big thanks to the several members who reached out on the blog (and phone calls) to offer suggestion. It has all been very helpful! ......End of Email Communication from Wayne Piltz