Lockout Tag-Out

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When a technician is working on a machine in the industry he/she will need to turn off its electrical power at the disconnect. The tech will also need to place a padlock on the disconnect to ensure no one will turn the power on until the tech is ready. The padlock will have a tag attached to it that has your name and picture on it and the nature of the work the tech is doing. When co-workers find the padlock and tag they will know who has the power turned off. This procedure is called lockout tag-out.

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