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Lockout/ Tagout Training

Learn how to access required lockout/ tagout training.

Lockout/ tagout (LOTO) practices ensure that all energy sources are disengaged or blocked, and that electrical sources are de-energized and locked in the "off" position during work or repair.

Training requirements

Employees who directly operate, repair, or maintain equipment or machinery where unexpected energization could cause injury or death must receive LOTO training before beginning work.

Equipment or machinery affected includes, but is not limited to, those with any of the following energy sources:

  • Electrical
  • Gravity
  • Hydraulic
  • Natural gas
  • Pneumatic
  • Positional
  • Springs
  • Steam
  • Stored energy
  • Thermal (heat)
  • Other

How to get training:

Training is available as needed. Instruction time is 1 hour.

Topics include:

  • Regulating agencies and current regulations
  • UCSD's LOTO policy
  • Where and when LOTO must be used
  • Specific written Energy Control Plan
  • Sample LOTO tracking forms
  • Record-keeping requirements

Other resources

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