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Control of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout

Use of energy comes with having and using equipment. Unfortunately, energy can be hazardous if not controlled. For example, uncontrolled electrical energy can cause shock or electrocution.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations that help protect workers from the risk of uncontrolled energy.

This course will provide you with information to:

  • Be compliant with OSHA's rules on hazardous energy.
  • Keep yourself and your co-workers safe when work is being performed on equipment that has hazardous energy.

You will learn about:

  • Energy-control procedures.
  • Lockout / tagout devices.
  • How these procedures and devices are used.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the steps of an energy-control procedure.
  • Define lockout and tagout, including when each is used.
  • List the required features of lockout and tagout devices.
  • Recall the training requirements for authorized, affected, and other employees.