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Lockout / Tagout

Lockout / Tagout Graphic Lockout / Tagout is a process which requires placing a lock and a red tag on a switch box that supplies power to other circuits or piece of some electrical equipment. This process is implemented to ensure so no one will activate a locked tagged switch. This procedure is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and has ridged guidelines. These are put in place when performing maintenance or repairs to electrical equipment.