Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program

Why Use This eTool?

  • Includes selected references for training.
    Includes revised preamble/ standard, compliance directive, selected letters of interpretation and case law.
  • Quick retrieval of information.
    Highlights relevant sections of information on screen.
  • It's "smart."
    Explore the interactive case studies.


The Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management presents the 29 CFR 1910.147Lockout/Tagout Interactive Training Program. We developed the program jointly with the Directorates of Enforcement Programs, Safety Standards and Guidance, the Office of Training and Education, and the Office of the Solicitor. Compliance officers in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta assisted us as well.

Whether you are a recent hire or an experienced employee, this program will expand your knowledge of the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standard.

The program has three major components. You can go through these components at your own pace and in any sequence:

Tutorial: Explains the standard in a question/answer format.

Hot topics: Contains five abstracts with a detailed discussion of major issues. Relevant highlighted sections of the all-inclusive documents are linked here.

Interactive case studies: Seven simulated LOTO inspections are presented. You will be making decisions on the application of the LOTO standard, based on information presented on the screen.

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