Where should lockout tagout tags be placed?

Lockout tagout tags should always be placed with personal safety locks. The tags will let other employees know why a particular machine has been de-energized and is thus an important part of making sure that no machine will be re-energized too early. Information on the tags will also let others know which employees are currently working on a particular machine.

There are also other places with which lockout tagout tags can be attached:

  • Facility areas
  • Circuit breakers
  • Plugs
  • Battery backups

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