OSHA Lockout Tagout

This general industry training course covers the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard targeted to employees of organizations.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to General Industry Lockout/Tagout Safety Training
  • Lockout or Tagout?
  • LOTO Procedural Elements
  • Typical Minimal Lockout Procedures for Employers (Appendix A)
  • Introduction to the Selection and Use of Safety Practices Related to Electricity
  • Other Conductivity Precautions

Course Description

This General Industry online training course covers the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. This course is targeted to employees of organizations that work around energized machines or equipment. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

The online OSHA control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Lockout Tagout Course Outline

About this course

Introduction to General Industry Lockout/Tagout Safety Training

  • What Does the LOTO Standard Apply To?
  • Exceptions
  • An Established Lockout/Tagout Program
  • Key Terms

Lockout or Tagout?

  • Employer’s Energy Control Program
  • Energy Control Procedures
  • Employee Training
  • Limitations of Tags
  • Employee Retraining
  • Periodic Inspections

LOTO Procedural Elements

  • Release of Stored Energy
  • Lockout or Tagout Device Removal
  • Outside Personnel
  • Group Lockout or Tagout

Typical Minimal Lockout Procedures for Employers (Appendix A)

Introduction to the Selection and Use of Safety Practices Related to Electricity

  • Working with De-Energized Parts
  • Working with Energized Parts
  • Lockout and Tagging
  • De-Energizing Equipment
  • Application of Locks and Tags
  • Verification of De-Energized Condition
  • Reenergizing Equipment
  • Unqualified Persons
  • Qualified Persons

Other Conductivity Precautions

Summary

Additional Resources

Final Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

All authorized employees who service or maintain equipment, as well as equipment operators and any other affected employees who work in the area where lockout tagout is being performed (not including persons in the construction, agriculture and maritime employment) are required to take this training to meet OSHA compliance requirements for lock out tag out in (29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)).

How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(7)(iii)(A-C) states:

Retraining shall be provided for all authorized and affected employees whenever there is a change in their job assignments, a change in machines, equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or when there is a change in the energy control procedures.

Additional retraining shall also be conducted whenever a periodic inspection under paragraph (c)(6) of this section reveals, or whenever the employer has reason to believe that there are deviations from or inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of the energy control procedures.

The retraining shall reestablish employee proficiency and introduce new or revised control methods and procedures, as necessary.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements for OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.147 The control of hazardous energy or lockout tagout.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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