Lockout Tagout applies to all Middlebury College employees and contractors who are engaged in the following activities:
- Servicing or maintaining equipment in which unexpected energization could occur,
- Operating equipment that is being serviced or maintained,
- Working in an area where a tagout or lockout system is used, and/or
- Working on or near electrical circuits and equipment.
Lockout tagout is a critical safety program which prevents injury to employees and contractors resulting from the unexpected energization or start-up of equipment and/or from stored energy.