Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout and Other Means)


Save a life - block that energy!

Conducting a Periodic Inspection for Each Procedure in a Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) Program
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-106

Using Lockout and Tagout Procedures to Prevent Injury and Death during Machine Maintenance
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-156

Preventing Worker Deaths from Uncontrolled Release of Electrical, Mechanical, and Other Types of Hazardous Energy
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 99-110

School safety checklist: Control of Hazardous Energy
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2004-101
NIOSH developed this set of safety checklists for vocational schools; one checklist is available for Lockout programs.

FACE Program

The NIOSH Fatality and Assessment Control Evaluation (FACE) program investigates fatalities, identifies contributing factors, and makes recommendations for prevention.


NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Hazardous Energy and Lockout/Tagout.