Figure 1-6.-Safety posters--Continued.
checkerboard pattern, 3 inches wide. Observer safe
requirements. A tag-out procedure is necessary in the
areas are designated as all areas outside of this
Navy because of the complexity of modern ships and
perimeter and are the normal color of the deck within
the cost, delays, and hazards to personnel that could
result from improper operation of equipment. Tag-out
procedures are mandatory and are governed by
Eye hazardous areas are marked with a black and
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
yellow checkerboard, or chevron, pattern and a label
Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32, article 630.17.
plate made up of black letters on a yellow background
that reads: "CAUTION-EYE HAZARD."
The purpose of using tags is to prevent the
improper operation of a component, piece of equip-
ment, system, or portion of a system when isolated or
As an IC Electrician, you will be either directly or
in an abnormal condition.
indirectly involved with tagging out equipment on a
daily basis. The tag-out may be required to allow you
Equipment that you are intending to repair or
to repair a piece of defective equipment, or it may be
perform PMS on must be de-energized and tagged out
just to secure equipment to perform PMS maintenance
by use of a DANGER tag.