(1)Before the operator leaves the operator’s work station, procedures must be implemented to prevent the release of stored energy, accidental start up, or movement of the machine.
(2)The employer must instruct all authorized employees how to use shut down procedures.
(3)Authorized employees must demonstrate a working knowledge of the specific shut down procedures they are required to use.
(4)Locks, tags and other devices used to control hazardous energy must be durable.
(5)The words “DO NOT START,” “DO NOT OPERATE,” or other appropriate warning must be displayed on tags used to control energy.
(6)Tags used to control hazardous energy must be placed so they are obvious to anyone attempting to operate the machinery.
(7)Blades must be lowered to the ground or other stable surfaces to secure the blade and machine from movement while maintenance or repair activities are performed.
(8)Grapples, delimber masts, feller buncher attachments, forks and other similar devices must be stable and not pose a hazard to personnel while maintenance or repair activities are performed.
(9)If a hydraulic or pneumatic storage device can move machine elements, such as blades, buckets, saws, shears, etc., after the machine is shut down for maintenance or repair, the pressure or stored energy that can activate the movable elements must be discharged.
(10)Before locks, tags and other devices that are used to control hazardous energy are removed and machinery or equipment is started, the work area must be inspected to ensure that:
(a)All tools have been removed.
(b)Personnel are in the clear.
(11)Guards must be replaced after necessary adjustments are made.
(12)Follow the requirements of Division 2/J, 1910.147 when it is necessary to control hazardous energy for servicing and maintenance of machines.
Rule 437-007-0725 — Securing Machines.,