sheets are kept in the log until received and removed by
the cognizant department head.)
Tags in a common system (for example, ships radar
or a fire-control
DANGER/CAUTION tag-out record sheet. Subsequent
sheets on the same system are kept together.
RECORD SHEETS.Some ships going through
an overhaul have used between 2,000 and 3,000
DANGER/CAUTION tags. Ship's personnel use the
record sheets to keep track of all these tags. The front of
the record sheet contains the name of the system or
component, serial number of the tag out, date/time of tag
out issue, and reason for the tag out. The sheet also
contains a place for documentation (blueprints, rip outs,
etc.) and authorizing signatures. On the back of the
record sheet, you will find a record of the numbers of the
tags, the persons hanging the tags, and the persons
second checking all the tags. It also contains the
authorization for clearance of the tags by the authorizing
officer and the repair activity representative. The record
includes the date and time of removal of the tags along
with the initials of the person(s) removing them. After
the tags have been cleared and the record sheet properly
filled out for the removal of the tags, place the sheet in
the back of the tag-out log in the cleared section for
destruction at a later time. Record the date and time
cleared in the tag-out index/audit record.
AUDITS.Audits are an important part of the tag-
out system. Audits are required at least every 2 weeks;
nuclear-powered ships require audits weekly under some
conditions. Audit all outstanding tag-out sheets against
the index/audit record section. As part of the audit,
check each tag-out record sheet for completeness and
check the installed tags. Make sure the positions of
valves or switches haven't been changed from the
description on the tag, the label, and the record sheet.
Log the date and time on each tag-out record sheet. Note
any discrepancies you found (if you found none, note
that also) followed by your signature. Your signature
verifies the log is up to date and tags and/or labels have
been visually inspected.
REVIEW 1 QUESTIONS
Q1. Who is responsible for mishap prevention training
and maintaining appropriate records?
Q2. When you see a safety hazard, what is your
Q3. Where would you find basic guidelines and
standard procedures for tag outs?
Q4. After the tags are cleared and the record sheet is
filled out, where should you place the sheet?
Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of
instructing personnel in work-related hazards, safety
precautions, and in the use and maintenance of personal
protective equipment and clothing. Recognize proper
safety and handling and inspection procedures when
disposing of hazardous materials. Recall the types of
cleaning solvents and when to use them in interior and
exterior spaces. Recall the procedures for disposal of
used and excess hazardous materials. Recall the
procedures for disposal of used adsorbents (speedy dry,
We use hazardous materials (HAZMATS) daily,
afloat and ashore, in maintenance, repair, and cleaning.
We could not maintain our operational effectiveness
without using hazardous materials. In using HAZMATS,
however, we may also produce hazardous waste.
We can use hazardous materials effectively and
safely if we take care in their handling, storage, and
disposal. To help ensure our safety, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed a
regulation called Hazard Communication Standard,
29 CRF 1910.1200. Since DoD and SECNAV have
adopted that regulation, all civilian and military
employees of the federal government must comply with
If handled improperly, the hazardous materials you
must use to do your job can be hazardous to your health,
the health of others, and the environment. Therefore, you
have the right to be trained in the use of HAZMATS and
to know any information about those materials that
could threaten your safety or health.
To protect your rights and to ensure personnel
comply with OSHA and Environmental Protection