1. Obtaining a Lock and Identification Label
Authorized employees shall be issued a lock from their supervisor as their personal
safety lock. Safety locks used for personal protection will be individually numbered,
keyed padlocks, and blue in color. One key will be in the possession of
the employee using the safety lockout lock. The other key or a master key will
be maintained by supervision/management in a lock box in the main department office
for emergency lock removal as established in the energy control procedure.
Personal safety locks (blue) used for energy control shall have a durable tag attached
that indicates a lockout condition and the name of the employee who attached the
safety lock and the date and time applied. Supervisor safety locks shall be red.
Personal safety locks are for the personal protection of employees and are
to be used solely for the control of hazardous energy sources (power lockout).