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The employer can group distinct procedures associated with similar machines and consider the group to be a single procedure for the purpose of inspections. This can be done if the machines or equipment in the group have the same or similar types of control measures. Grouping can streamline the inspection process. If procedures are grouped, the employer can inspect a representative number of employees implementing one procedure within each group. OSHA says this approach is acceptable as long as the inspection sampling reasonably reflects servicing and maintenance operations and lockout/tagout practices.