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Locking and/or tagging out equipment is essential because it protects employees from unexpected start up while service work is being performed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 3,279 citations and $3,217,970 in lockout/tagout violation fines in 1999, making it the second most frequently cited topic. Employees need to know why, when, and how they must comply with Lockout/Tagout requirements.

This course provides instruction in awareness, lockout/tagout devices, standard lockout/tagout procedures, and special lockout/tagout procedures.

Note: Some states have regulations that supplement the OSHA standard. To be sure you meet any additional lockout/tagout requirements, check your state's laws.

Who Needs This Course?

This course is intended for authorized employees who perform lockout/tagout operations. The course also provides an overview of safety procedures for affected and other employees.

What Will You Learn?

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the regulatory standards that govern the control of hazardous energy.
  • Identify hazardous energy sources and use appropriate energy-isolating devices.
  • Describe the procedures for conducting a lockout/tagout.
  • Identify special lockout/tagout circumstances and procedures.


OSHA — 29 CFR 1910.147

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


Course Features

  • Narration and easy navigation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams