Anyone experienced in the manufacturing, construction or transportation trades knows that safety is an ever-present concern. The Occupational Safety and Health Act has extensive systems in place for dealing with the damaged equipment that is a frequent cause of serious workplace incidents. These protocols aren't complicated — all they take are a little training and some high-quality safety tags.
Tags have a multitude of safety applications in any workplace. They let a worker know that a colleague is repairing equipment that could cause a serious injury or fatality if it were turned on at the wrong time. Tags can be used to mark damaged equipment that's in danger of delivering an electric shock to an unwary user, or to deliver the news that the same equipment has been fixed and can be put to work with confidence. Some of these applications (particularly lockout/tagout, or LOTO) are mandated by OSHA, but others are just common sense.
In these pages you'll learn about OSHA, about how tags are put to use, and about the wide range of industrial safety tags available on the market.