An important corner-stone of any maintenance program is asset identification. Experience maintenance workers know every machine within their area intimately, but for many others that may be given the task of lubrication it is not as easy to identify each machine (let alone each lubrication point). Each asset is to be clearly identified so there can be no mistaking machines and missing lubrication rounds. Each lubrication point is to be color coded as well as fill caps, dip sticks, zerk fittings and any other point of entry for lubricants to avoid misapplication and/or cross contamination.

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