Are removable push button lockouts better than permanent lockouts?

This will depend on several factors such as the nature of the industry, the design of the machine, and the number of people involved. Permanent emergency stop button lockouts ensure that switches and controls are always safe  from unauthorized access. Furthermore, it can promote standardized and systematic lockout procedures in the workplace.

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