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Encyclopedia > Tag out

In baseball a tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a baserunner is out because he is touched by the fielder's hand holding a live ball while the runner is in jeopardy. A baserunner is in jeopardy when:

  1. he is not touching a base (other than after overrunning first base or when advancing to an awarded base, such as on a base on balls);
  2. he is touching a base he has been forced to vacate because the batter became a baserunner;
  3. he has not tagged up on a caught fly ball;
  4. he failed to touch a previous base, or to touch them in order; or
  5. he is touching a base that a preceding baserunner is also touching, except when forced to vacate the previous base because the batter became a baserunner

A tag is the most common way to retire baserunners who are not in danger of being forced out (as in (1) above), but a tag can put runners out on a force or a non-force play, as well as on an appeal play (as in (3) or (4) above). Runners attempting to advance are sometimes thrown out, which means that a fielder throws the ball to someone covering the base, who then tags the runner before the runner touches the base. A runner who leads off a base too far might be picked off; that is, the pitcher throws to a fielder covering the base, who then tags the runner out.

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WFU | Facilities Management (2192 words)
Tag-Out Device: A prominent warning device such as a tag and means of attachment which can be securely fastened to an energy isolating device in accordance with an established procedure to indicate the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tag-out device is removed.
Caution Tag: A warning device such as a tag and means of attachment used to warn employees of an existing or potential hazard.
Employee tags are mandatory and shall be used only for personnel protection; shall be clearly distinguishable from caution tags, and shall include a legend such as DO NOT START – DO NOT OPERATE, or a similar directive that informs employees working in the area not to start up the equipment.
OSU SAF 208: Lock Out Tag Out - Energy Control Program (733 words)
When a tag is attached, it is not to be removed except by the authorized person responsible for it, and it is never to by bypassed, ignored, or otherwise defeated.
Tags and their means of attachment must be made of materials that will withstand the environmental conditions encountered in the work place.
Tags may evoke a false sense of security, and their meaning needs to be understood as part of the overall energy control program.
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