LOCKOUT/TAGOUT: What is it and why is it important?
APRIL 3, 2017
Proper lockout and tagging out equipment means it is safely (and legally) separated from its power source, most often for maintenance. Failing that, it is a legal standard that determines liability in any case where the hazardous energy is released (whether or not serious injury occurs). As you can see locking and tagging out a system or tool is absolutely vital to workplaces with such equipment.