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Published May 3, 2018

NFPA 70E 2018 will affect the way you develop your energy control procedures and it important you know how that applies. Lockout Tagout procedures must now be developed using up-to-date 1 line electrical drawings. iLockitOut Software and our custom procedures complies with this standard. Upload your 1 line drawing and attach them to each procedure for viewing during lockout to assure safe work practices.

Article 110 General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices

110.1(K)(3) Lockout/Tagout Program and Procedure Audit: This new addition is based on the relocated 120.2(C)(3). Also, the audit shall be designed to identify and correct deficiencies specified in the following:

(1) The lockout/tagout (LOTO) program and procedures

(2) The LOTO training

(3) Worker execution of the LOTO procedure

Article 120 Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

This article was reorganized to provide a more logical sequence for the overall process. It is now organized into the following sections:

  • 120.1 Lockout/Tagout Program
  • 120.2 Lockout/Tagout Principles
  • 120.3 Lockout/Tagout Equipment
  • 120.4 Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • 120.5 Process for Establishing and Verifying an Electrically Safe Work Condition

120.1(A) General: This section states that “Each employer shall establish, document and implement a lockout/tagout program.” The LOTO program and procedures shall also incorporate the following:

(1) Be applicable to the experience and training of the workers and conditions in the workplace

(2) Meet the requirements of Article 120

(3) Apply to fixed, permanently installed equipment, temporarily installed equipment and portable equipment

  • 120.2(C) Lockout/Tagout Procedure: Previously named “Plan,” this language was relocated from 120.2(B)(5). The language “A lockout/tagout procedure” shall be developed and “suitable documentation including” up-to-date drawings and diagrams was added

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