University Resources, Operations and Policies

Lock out-Tag-out for the Facilities Management Department

Policy Statement

All Adelphi University employees will be protected from injuries caused by unexpected energizing or starts up of machines or equipment, or release of stored energy during service, repair, maintenance, operation, and associated activities. This policy establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of such potentially hazardous conditions. This will be accomplished by locking out and tagging out energy isolating devices, and otherwise disabling machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy.

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Reason for Policy

The purpose of this program is to establish procedures for affixing appropriate lockout or tagout devices to energy-isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start-up or release of stored energy in order to prevent injury to employees.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         



Robert Shipley

Vito Civorelli

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: April, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: April, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: 2005

Who Approved This Policy

Michelle Glover-Brown, Coordinator for Environmental Health & Safety

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