Apparently, an electrician was working on an outlet that included the boss’s computer. The electrician had to stop working before the boss was ready to go home. So the electrician decided to energize the circuit via another outlet so the boss could keep using his computer for the rest of the day. He then used the cardboard box to “protect” the live outlet (Step 2).
Although it may be creative, this arrangement is an egregious violation of OSHA lockout/tagout requirements.
The Moral: A cardboard box with a scribbled safety message (even with proper spelling–FURST) doesn’t meet the OSHA requirement that tagout devices be:
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