Cave-ins are considered the most dangerous trench and excavation hazard. In addition, other potentially fatal hazards also exist in excavations, such as asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen in a confined space, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, falls, water accumulation, etc.
The OSHA standards intend to protect workers in trenches and excavations. This course gives you a basic understanding of how to work safely in excavations and what important points are required to consider when working in an excavation.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Identify factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations
- Learn how to protect employees from cave-ins
- Understand the role of a competent person at an excavation site
- Explore other various related issues associated with excavations
TOPICS COVERED ON THIS COURSE:
- OSHA Standards
- The Dangers of Excavations
- Protection of Employees
- Hazardous Conditions
- Access and Egress
- Falls and Equipment
- Competent Person
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page to see if this class meets your regulatory requirements. This course has been approved for 1 hour.
This course includes individual quizzes, which must be passed with a 100% score to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally, the final exam must be passed with a minimum of 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times, if necessary.