Safety Diploma Course

Cal/OSHA Training Certification


This course provides an overview of the regulations proposed by the State of California on controlling hazardous energy while operating machines and factory equipment. The main focus of the course will be on the safety standards concerned to repairing, setting-up, cleaning, servicing and adjusting of equipment and machines were an unexpected startup or energization of the equipment or machines or discharge of stored energy may cause injury.

Governing regulations

This online training fulfils the training requirements as per the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 3314 Lockout Tagout Safety Standard.

Course Overview

Hazardous energy at workplaces can be of various forms, including mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, thermal, hydraulic, chemical and others. Workers who are vulnerable to such energy sources in the industrial environment involving machines and equipments must undergo this course. In workplaces some energy can be known and expected such as electricity or heat where as some can be hidden such as air pressure or high-tension spring. Industrial workers must have an understanding on control measures, nature of hazards, safety standards and procedures and utilization of safety apparatus to safeguard them from such expected and unexpected energy release which can even be fatal. This course addresses every possible risks and dangers associated with sudden energy outflow in industrial environments.

Who Must Take this Course?

Employees need to be trained on hazardous energy control procedures and also on the risk perceptions related to servicing, cleaning, setting-up, repairing and adjusting machinery, prime movers and heavy equipment. All other workers who are positioned in an area where energy control procedures may be required should be trained about the safety procedures while attempting to restart or re-energize machines or equipment which are tagged out or locked out.

Course Format

Our Cal/OSHA Lockout Tagout Training course contains well researched content for better understanding of the subject along with graphical presentations, audio support and self-assessable questions to enhance preparations for the final exam.

Once successfully completed, each student will receive a course completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Safety Training
    • What are the Harmful Effects of Hazardous Energy?
    • Safety Regulations
    • Federal OSHA Regulations
    • Cal/OSHA Safety Orders
    • Definitions of Key Terms
    • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Lockout/Tagout Requirements
    • Proper Lockout/Tagout Prevents Accidents
    • What is Lockout/Tagout?
    • Lockout/Tagout Materials and Hardware
    • Examples of Lockout/Tagout Materials and Hardware
  • Cleaning, Servicing, and Adjusting Operations
    • Exceptions to the Regulations
  • Repair Work and Setup Operations
    • Exceptions to the Regulations
  • Repetitive Process Machines
  • Hazardous Energy Control Procedures
    • What Each Procedure Must Include
    • Exceptions to the Regulations
    • Best Practices for Creating HECPS
    • Ways to Control Hazardous Energy Sources
    • Secure Hazardous Energy Control Points
    • Test for Effectiveness
    • Restore Equipment, Machines, and Prime Movers Back to Service
  • Group Lockout or Tagout
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Using Outside Servicing Personnel
  • Training
    • Best Practices
    • How to Provide Training
    • When Training Should Be Provided
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam