SafetySkills Videos - Excavation and Trenching: Hazards

Date: 5/6/2022 - 4/30/2023

Location: Online






Working in and around excavations or trenches can be hazardous. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average of 24 worker deaths and 88 injuries every year from cave-ins alone. Falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and mobile excavating equipment can also create hazards for workers in trenches and excavations. Workers in excavations need to know what hazards they'll be exposed to and how to protect themselves. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify hazard controls in and around excavations. This microlearning course is a small part of a broader topic. For a more complete training experience, see EXC-1.2 Excavation and Trenching. This microlearning course is available in English and Spanish. (4 min.)

Relevant Standards:

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650-652

Prerequisites: None

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Christopher MassDOT
Adnan MassDOT District 3
Michael Town of Savoy
Chris UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Steve Town of Ashby
Emily City of Cambridge DPW
Steven Town of Falmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
Brodie Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Sophia Town of Tewksbury
Gene Town of Arlington
Karen UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Matt Town of Williamstown DPW
Chad Town of Williamstown DPW
Michael Town of Williamstown DPW
Justin City of Marlborough
Jacob Town of Oxford
Kenneth Town of Barnstable
John Town of Gill
Patrick Town of Brookline
Bob Town of Williamstown DPW
Kason County of Hawaii (HI)
Nick Town of Shrewsbury
Pete Town of Williamstown DPW
Lindsey Town of Brookfield
Nicholas Town of Auburn Highway Division
William Town of Wilbraham
Aldo UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Garret Town of Williamstown DPW