Because it doesn’t completely remove the physical possibility of unexpected re-energization the way lockout does, tagout is allowed only in restricted circumstances. Among other things, tagout devices must meet specific standards. (Click here for more information about tagout and equivalent safety requirements.) This checklist will enable you to do this.
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The Tagout Device Checklist below will help you gather some of the information necessary to determine if your tagout procedure provides equivalent safety. Specifically, it lists the requirements that tagout devices and the means of attachment must meet to be considered as providing equivalent safety.