Lockout/Tagout Unsafe Acts, Part 8 Ylivdesign/iStock/Thinkstock

Lockout/Tagout Unsafe Acts, Part 8

Is it acceptable practice to make a lockout/tagout sign out of notebook paper and tape?

You ran out of tags while conducting a lockout/tagout and it’s a long walk back to the shop to get more. But you do have a notebook and some tape. Those tags are just paper anyhow, so why not save time by taping up a sign?

Handwritten signs are not OK. Those lockout tags are readily identifiable; people see them and know what they’re for. They also know not to remove tags or disregard them. The same applies to locks and hasps.

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