Do lockout locks have to be red?

OSHA has authorized 8 different standard colors for a visual reminder system, each with its own meaning. It includes Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Teal, Yellow. But, usually, lockout locks are “red” because it indicates danger, a hazard that could cause serious injury or death.

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