online Course

Excavations + Study Guide

$20.00

Please contact Tori Bates if you are interested in this course.

Tbates@tait.com or 469-709-2202


Course Description

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.

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

  • OSHA Standards
  • The Dangers of Excavations
  • Protection of Employees
  • Hazardous Conditions
  • Access and Egress
  • Falls and Equipment
  • Planning
  • Competent Person
  • Summary

Regulatory Requirements

Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

Seat Time

This course has been approved for 1 hour.

Course Pre-requisite

N/A

Testing

Quizzes - All quizzes must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Final Exam- Final Exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.