Cal-OSHA: Excavations

CATEGORY:
Construction

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 REQUIREMENT:
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.