Excavations

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.

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Course Details

Next Start Date:
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Federal Standard:
29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
Prerequisite:

None

Time:
1 hour
Tuition:
$20
Course Availability:
Online 24/7

Course Objectives

  1. Identify factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations
  2. Learn how to protect employees from cave-ins
  3. Understand the role of a competent person at an excavation site
  4. Explore other various related issues associated with excavations
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Course Content

  1. OSHA Standards
  2. The Dangers of Excavations
  3. Protection of Employees
  4. Hazardous Conditions
  5. Access and Egress
  6. Falls and Equipment
  7. Planning
  8. Competent Person
  9. Summary
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System Requirements

The elements listed below are the minimum system requirements to take this online course. While you may use the minimum requirements, your experience online will be greatly enhanced through the use of a faster internet connection, i.e. cable or DSL as opposed to ‘dial-up’.

  • IBM PC Compatible Computer [200 MHz processor with 32MB RAM]
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones
  • SVGA [800×600] video card, driver, and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Internet connection [minimum 56Kbps recommended]
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater [free download]
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