SafetySkills Videos - Excavation and Trenching: Requirements

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 trenching and excavation requirements. This micro-learning course is a small part of a broader topic. This micro-learning course is available in English and Spanish. (4 min.)

Relevant Standards: OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650-652

Prerequisites: None

Note: You will need a unique email address to access this micro-learning segment.

First Name Affiliation
Christopher MassDOT
Adnan MassDOT District 3
Jack Sales Solutions, Inc. (GA)
Steven Town of Falmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
Brodie Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Sophia Town of Tewksbury
Stephanie UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Len Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (HQ)
Justin City of Marlborough
Patrick Town of Brookline
Kerry Town of Hopkinton
Nick Town of Shrewsbury