Field ID Partners with National Marker Company to Create RFID-Enabled Electronic Lockout Tags

Toronto, ON -September-29-10 - Field ID, the leading provider of integrated inspection, safety compliance and maintenance software has established a technology partnership with safety identification manufacturer National Marker Company (NMC), North Smithfield, RI, to provide the first electronic lockout / tagout management system.  These tags will help simplify tracking and management of lockout equipment.

Field ID and the use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) will increase the level of communication between maintenance personnel and safety managers. Using Field ID, an online inspection and safety compliance management system, transmitters on NMC's lockout tags will associate data such as date and time the tag was affixed, the name of the employee that applied that tag, the reason for locking out the device, the location of the tag when the tag is removed and by whom.  This universal access to lockout information should reduce accidents and simplify the lockout / tagout process as well as optimize productivity and coordinate equipment downtime.  With Field ID users will be able to use handheld mobile devices to digitally keep records of lockout / tagout procedures.  All of this data will be securely managed by Field ID's web-based system.  The combination of NMC's electronic lockout tags and Field ID provides the industry's first lockout / tagout process that is completely paperless.

"These new RFID lockout tags will increase the visibility of lockout information through a facility," says Robert Baxter, Marketing Director at NMC. "In conjunction, with the Field ID system, we can revolutionize the way lockout processes are handled. Safety managers, facility managers and maintenance personnel can all be kept up to date on which machinery is out of service."

"Lockout / tagout procedures are highly regulated and face the typical problems associated to managing safety with paper.  Through our partnership, NMC and Field ID is truly simplifying safety for safety professionals around the world", noted Somen Mondal, CEO of Field ID.  "We look forward to working with NMC."

About Field ID:

Field ID makes safety simple. Field ID is the world's leading cloud-based Safety Inspection and Compliance Management (ISCM) system. Field ID has revolutionized the way the companies manage their inspections and safety compliance creating safer workplaces around the world. Based on Field ID's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Field ID combines a web based system with handheld devices and advanced identification (RFID) to make the world of paperless safety compliance a reality. Field ID provides easy to use inspection, traceability, compliance and maintenance tools for manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users. The Field ID Safety network allows partners, vendors and end users to share product safety and quality data for an incredibly advanced, yet simple to use electronic safety pedigree. Field ID customers around the world are tracking over one million cranes, ropes, personal protective equipment and other types of critical assets. Field ID offers the fastest path to safety success. For more information please visit

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About National Marker:

National Marker Company (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of safety identification products servicing a worldwide distribution network. NMC's Research & Development Team is continually researching safety regulation changes, staying ahead of developing trends in the market place, and adding new and innovative products to an offering of over 15,000 stock products. Founded in 1934 and experiencing phenomenal growth over the last several years, we have expanded our custom capabilities, our core product categories of safety signs, tags, labels and tapes, as well as introduced new categories such as digital scoreboards, label printers, and safety accessories. NMC is a driving force in the safety identification industry and takes pride in partnering with distributors whose top priority is providing their customers quality safety identification products at affordable prices. To obtain additional information, call 800-453-2727, or visit our website at

For more information contact:

Somen Mondal
Field ID
Phone: 416-599-6464
Fax: 416-599-6463