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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

The objective of Lockout/Tagout training is to instruct employees in safe procedures for lockout and tagout of potentially hazardous equipment. Employees who require training under OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standard include:

  1. Authorized employees – those who lock out or tag out machines or equipment in order to perform servicing or maintenance
  2. Affected employees – those who use a machine or piece of equipment on which servicing or maintenance is being performed under lockout or tagout or who work in an area where such activities are being performed

This program is designed to satisfy, in whole or in part, the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7).

Upon successful completion of training, trainees will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The purpose of the standard and the hazards controlled
  • Circumstances under which the standard applies
  • The equipment used for lockout/tagout
  • The procedures for:
    • Shutdown, isolation, and blocking
    • Notification of affected employees
    • Release of stored energy
    • Testing to verify effectiveness and energy control
    • Release from lockout/tagout
    • Release if employee who applied device is no longer at facility
  • Special procedures for:
    • Use of tags
    • Shift and personnel changes
    • Group lockout/tagout
    • Turnarounds
    • Inspection program
    • Communication and reporting of problems

Affected employees will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Knowledge and skills required for safe application, use, and removal of energy controls
  • The purpose and function of the energy control program

Other programs with similar training/information provisions: