What are lockout tagout tags?

Lockout tagout tags are essentially warning devices. They typically come as rectangular cards that contain important information about lockout tagout procedures that are currently underway. 

These tags can come in different designs, but what they all have in common is that they communicate in very clear terms that the machine must not be operated at that time. They usually come in bright red and white, with the word “Danger” clearly printed on the front. While facilities can choose whichever tag design they like, it’s best to stick to just one tag design and keep it consistent to prevent confusion among employees.

Tags also typically have blank lines in front under the “Danger” label. Employees can write on these lines to include more information about the procedure, repairs, or servicing currently underway.

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