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PDFWAC 296-307-32017

How often must the energy control procedure be inspected?

(1) You must conduct an inspection of the energy control procedure at least annually to ensure that the procedure and the requirements of this standard are followed.
(a) An authorized employee, other than the one(s) using the energy control procedure, must perform the inspection.
(b) The inspection must be conducted to correct any deviations or inadequacies identified.
(c) Where lockout is used for energy control, the inspection must include a review, between the inspector and each authorized employee, of that employee's responsibilities under the energy control procedure.
(d) Where tagout is used for energy control, the inspection must include a review, between the inspector and each authorized and affected employee, of that employee's responsibilities under the energy control procedure, and the elements of WAC 296-307-32021.
(2) You must certify that the inspections have been performed. The certification must identify the machine or equipment on which the energy control procedure was being used, the date of the inspection, the employees included in the inspection, and the person performing the inspection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-32017, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-32017, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-32017, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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