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Course 710 - Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)

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Modules: 8
Hours: 6
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 710 Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)

Key Topics

  • Energy Control Program Components
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Lockout/Tagout Training and Communication
  • Materials and Hardware
  • LOTO Steps
  • Preparing for Shutdown
  • Shutdown
  • Testing
  • Release from LOTO
  • Alternative Steps
  • Contractor Responsibilities
  • Group LOTO
  • Purpose, Scope, and Application of 29 CFR 1910.147
  • Shift Change Procedures

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Trainer
  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

This course is based on the requirements in OSHA regulation 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), which protects employees who could be injured as a result of the unexpected release of hazardous energy. The requirements apply when an employee doing service or maintenance on a machine or equipment could be injured by the unexpected startup or release of hazardous energy.

Lockout (LO) and tagout (TO) are the primary methods of controlling hazardous energy. Service or maintenance includes erecting, installing, constructing, repairing, adjusting, inspecting, unjamming, setting up, trouble-shooting, testing, cleaning, and dismantling machines, equipment, or processes. In this course, equipment means equipment and machines, whether fixed or mobile.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose and components of the Energy Control Program (ECP).
  2. Define "lockout/tagout" and when it is required in the workplace.
  3. List the forms of energy that may require lockout/tagout.
  4. Describe the ECP training requirements for authorized, affected, and other employees.
  5. Describe the requirements for periodic inspection and evaluation of the ECP.
  6. Identify and give examples of the use of lockout/tagout materials and hardware.
  7. List and describe the basic steps in the lockout/tagout process.
  8. Describe the procedure for release from lockout/tagout.
  9. Describe the group lockout/tagout process, and requirements during shift change.

Lockout/Tagout will most likely be required where you work because, after all, just about every workplace includes hazardous energy sources that could injure or kill workers.

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Course 710 Final Exam

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Take the Final Exam


  1. Guide to Controlling Hazardous Energy, OR-OSHA
  2. Interactive LOTO Training, OSHA
  3. Case Studies, OSHA
  4. Control of Hazardous Energy, Self Inspection Checklist, (NIOSH).
  5. Electric Power Generation - Hazardous Energy Control Lockout/Tagout,(OSHA eTool).
  6. Lockout/Tagout - The Control of Hazardous Energy, (OSHA Fact Sheet).

Additional Resources

  1. Sample LOTO Plan, DOL - Indiana
  2. Napo's Films, Via Storia
  3. Typical Lockout Tagout Procedures, Creative Safety Supply
  4. Napo's Films, Via Storia
  5. Dangers to workers from incorrectly rebuilt circuit breakers, (OSHA Hazard Alert).
  6. Preventing Worker Deaths from Uncontrolled Release of Electrical, Mechanical, and Other Types of Hazardous Energy, (NIOSH).