Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Programs and Procedures



Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Programs and Procedures

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Programs and Procedures Energy powers equipment, but when it is uncontrolled it can harm or even kill people. That is why we have lockout/tagout procedures and energy control programs. Take this course to learn what these procedures and programs are and how we use them to stay safe at work. Your employer may ask you to complete this training as part of their process for obtaining lockout/tagout authorization. This course is ideal for workers in general industry and construction.


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OSHA 29 CFR 1926


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a lockout/tagout (LOTO) course?

A LOTO course is a training program designed to educate workers on proper procedures for isolating energy sources and preventing accidental start-up of machinery or equipment.

Why is a LOTO course important?

LOTO procedures are crucial for protecting workers from hazardous energy sources, such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or thermal energy. The course teaches workers how to effectively control these energy sources to prevent injuries and accidents.

Who should take a LOTO course?

Anyone who works with or around machinery or equipment that has potential energy sources should take a LOTO course. This includes machine operators, maintenance workers, and supervisors.

What are some topics covered in a LOTO course?

A LOTO course typically covers topics such as identifying energy sources, lockout/tagout procedures, proper use of lockout/tagout devices, and the importance of communication and teamwork during a LOTO procedure.

How long does a LOTO course usually last?

The length of a LOTO course may vary, but it typically lasts between 1-2 hours. However, some courses may be longer depending on the complexity of the equipment and procedures being taught.

Is a LOTO course required by law?

Yes, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, employers are required to provide LOTO training to employees who work with or near hazardous energy sources.

Can I take a LOTO course online?

Yes, there are online LOTO courses available for those who prefer to learn at their own pace. However, some employers may require employees to take a hands-on course to ensure proper understanding and application of LOTO procedures.

Are there different types of LOTO courses?

Yes, there are different types of LOTO courses available, such as general LOTO training for all employees, specialized training for specific types of energy sources, and refresher courses for those who have previously completed LOTO training.