Lockout/tagout (Control of hazardous energy)

Employees working on a wide variety of machinery can be injured by the unexpected release of hazardous energy. The information on this page will help you identify the hazards and protect those who are at risk.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about lockout/tagout, including:

eTool: Lockout/tagout (OSHA) 
This interactive training program is divided into three components:
Tutorial, Hot Topics, and Case Studies 

Using lockout/tagout procedures to prevent injury and death during machine maintenance (NIOSH)
NIOSH recommendations on how to develop and implement a hazardous energy control program.  

Toolbox talk: lockout/tagout [PDF] (CPWR)
Talking points for a short safety meeting.  

Hazard alert: lockout/tagout safety [PDF] (CPWR)
Steps for implementing a lockout/tagout program.

Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Electrical safety for nonelectricians | GENSAFE-21 (English) GENSAFE-22 (Spanish)
    18 minutes | This comprehensive program, designed for general employees, raises awa … Read more
  • Lockout/tagout: training for employees | GENSAFE-25
    16 minutes | Energy: It's a part of our lives and an important part of our workplac … Read more
  • Lockout/tagout: make no mistake | GENSAFE-36
    17 minutes | The lockout/tagout process protects workers from dangerous, uncontroll … Read more
  • Electrical safety: safe in 8 | GENSAFE-37
    8 minutes | Charge up your safety standards with this program. Inform your employe … Read more
  • Electrical safety: beware the bite | GENSAFE-52
    20 minutes | This video compares electrical shock/electrocution to a lethal snakebi … Read more
  • Lockout/tagout: lightning in a bottle | GENSAFE-54 (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French)
    19 minutes | Fatal injuries occur around machinery when safety precautions are not … Read more
  • Lockout/tagout: your key to safety | GENSAFE-61 (English) GENSAFE-62 (Spanish)
    20 minutes | This video helps you comply with OSHA's lockout/tagout training and re … Read more


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