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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)


This course provides training as required by OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Standard (29CFR 1910.147). Material covered in the course includes a thorough review of the Standard, its applications and limitations and major compliance requirements including training, assistance in identifying responsible staff, and preparation and organization of an equipment inventory, You will also gain valuable information needed for the development, implementation, and upkeep of an effective Lockout/Tagout Program.

Who Should Take This Course

Persons who are exposed to the potential release of stored energy from machines and equipment while performing their routine work functions need to receive training. This includes:

  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers,
  • Supervisors, and workers
  • Construction engineers, supervisors, and workers
  • Safety compliance managers and safety committee members
  • Maintenance engineers, supervisors and workers
  • Electricians, welders, and other specialty trades personnel
  • Executive and middle management


After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Determine what is needed in order to comply with the standard
  • Know what a lockout/tagout program plan is, what it contains and where it is located
  • Recognize the potential hazards associated with stored energy and measures to take for protection
  • Understand the components of a lockout/tagout program and how important each component is in preventing worker injuries
  • Understand the importance of ongoing training and communications
  • Assist in developing and implementing a high quality lockout/tagout program with policies and written procedures
  • Assist in updating their existing lockout/tagout program.


Exams following each module.

course quick facts
course code DED2113
cost $75.00
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous online courses on environmental, health, and Hazardous safety topics.