KentAT said:Yes, jameselectric was responsible for the power being off, but not for the power being turned back on. LOTO is ALWAYS about the individual working on the equipment with one or more sources of power.
De-energizing the circuit is one thing - working on a piece of equipment without adhering to a LOTO policy is quite another.
Don't place the blame on the electrician who was asked to identify the circuit. There were remaining tasks to be performed for a complete LOTO such as locking, tagging, testing for energy, etc. The task for jameselectric was only the first of many that are required.
And it appears as though jameselectric has quite the proper attitude for safety - your comments are a little unfounded.
Very good post! My thoughts exactly....