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The standard says that all “other” employees whose work operations are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized must be instructed about the procedures and the prohibition related to attempting to restart or re-energize equipment that is locked out or tagged out.
For example, office employees who go into production areas to ask about orders or to check stock may see lockout/tagout equipment on a machine. In cases such as this, these workers must have a basic understanding of what lockout/tagout is and that affected equipment must be left alone.
This instruction can be provided via new employee orientation, an employee handbook, or safety meetings.