Oregon Lockout/Tagout laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Lockout/Tagout: What you need to know

Oregon has adopted by reference the federal rules for workplace safety for lockout/tagout of hazardous energy in general industry workplaces (OAR 437-002-0140) and strictly limits key or combination access to locks.

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The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services/Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) administers and enforces safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces.

OAR 437-002-0154

Under the federal definition of "lockout device" (29 CFR 1910.147(b)), Oregon adds that the user must have the only key to each lock, or only the user may have the combination to each lock.

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