Do lockout kits have to be red?

While red is not the only color authorized by OSHA for a visual reminder system, “red” in OSHA color coding indicates danger, stop, or presence of fire protection equipment. This helps employees identify and distinguish a lockout device from other similar devices, such as security locks in the workplace.

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