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How to Identify Workplace Energy Hazards—And What to Do About Them


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Don’t have enough energy? Perhaps you have too much energy? Maybe your problem is that you have energy but you’re not sure what to do with it to keep it safe.

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If life were a superhero movie, touching a power source might turn you into a superhero. Unfortunately, life isn’t a superhero movie…

Enter our Control Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout course.

Many accidents can be prevented if energy sources are isolated and locked or tagged out. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify workplace energy hazards, list safe practices to control hazardous energy, and describe the workplace energy control program.

Your learners will know the difference between a Primary Power Source (the main supply of power that is used to perform work such as the electricity that powers an electric motor) and Stored Energy (the energy within a system being used in a controlled release such as fluid in a hydraulic lift) and how to be safe around both of them.

It is important to be trained on the lockout/tagout procedure for your equipment as well.

This course outlines the main rules for this process:

  • Preparation
  • Shutdown
  • Isolation
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Stored Energy Check
  • Isolation Verification

Once you’re ready to return your equipment to service we also have those steps:

  • Inspection
  • Safety Check
  • Verification
  • Lock/Tag Removal
  • Notification

Who can perform these procedures, and who needs to know how to them? We’ve got you covered on that front as well. We define and outline duties for both authorized and affected workers.

Authorized: qualified by training and experience to lockout or tagout specific machines or equipment so that maintenance can be conducted safely

Affected: must be trained to understand procedures and recognize hazards

Concerned about dissipating stored energy or restraining your equipment to keep it safe? This amazing course also outlines the steps you should take to ensure safety when you’re done using your energy.

  • Grounding
  • Repositioning
  • Bleeding
  • Venting
  • Chocking & Blocking
  • Depressurizing

You’ll find that we’ve sourced the best information to ensure that the entire course is credible, accurate, and will bring the best results possible for your learners.

With information sourced from:
  • General Industry 29 CFR 1910
  • Marine Terminals 29 CFR 1917
  • Longshoring 29 CFR 1918
  • Construction Industry 29 CFR 1926


As with all of our solutions you can edit any of these points, or add your own so that it best fits your needs. Using our course editor you can change the logo, colors, or anything else, and export LMS ready.

You’ll also get the Instructor-Led Training portion, made editable in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

This course was designed using our Rockstar Learning Model so your learners will learn like a rockstar, and perform like a superstar.

This course is split into five microlearning courses:

  • How Hazardous Energy Works
  • Types of Hazardous Energy
  • LOTO Procedure 1: Lockout/Tagout
  • LOTO Procedure 2: Return to Service
  • Workplace Energy Control Program

Schedule a demo today to see the courses in action and watch your workplace become safer!

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