Lockout/Tagout Program

Cal OSHA's Control of Hazardous Energy for the Adjusting Operations of Machinery (Title 8, General Industry Safety Order 3314) requires that individuals at risk of cleaning, repairing, servicing, setting-up, or adjusting machinery receive the proper training regarding risk and proper procedure.

This program applies to all University departments whose employees service or maintain equipment and machines which could either unexpectedly start up, or work in areas where the possibility of the release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. This includes authorized employees who perform repair, servicing and maintenance operation and affected employees who work with the equipment to be locked or tagged out.

Powered equipment (chemical or thermal) and utility systems use (or transfer) one or more types of energy. These energy sources must be isolated from equipment to provide a safe working environment for the employees working on the equipment. All employees need written procedures, equipment, and training on Lockout/Tagout practices prior to working on equipment that can cause injury due to active power from one or more energy sources, or potential energy from sudden movement.


  • Affected Employee: an employee who performs the duties of his or her job in an area in which the energy control procedure is implemented and servicing or maintenance operations are performed, or work with the equipment to be locked or tagged out.
  • Authorized Employee: an employee who performs servicing or maintenance on machines and equipment. Lockout or Tagout is used by these employees for their own protection.

Important: You must review the material and complete the quiz in the same session for the time you spend training to be recorded accurately. Most courses take about 30 minutes to complete.

Use the following link(s) to go to the training:

Lockout/Tagout Training - Affected Employees

Lockout/Tagout Training - Authorized Employee


When taking training...

  • always ask your supervisor what "Title" to input.
  • always use your USFCA email when prompted.