SafetySkills Videos - Excavation and Trenching: Roles and Responsibilities

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 recognize both employee and competent person responsibilities in excavations. This micro-learning course is a small part of a broader topic. For a more complete training experience, see EXC-1.2 Excavation and Trenching. This micro-learning course is available in English and Spanish. (5 min.)

Relevant Standards: OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650-652

Prerequisites: None

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First Name Affiliation
Christopher MassDOT
Adnan MassDOT District 3
Steven Town of Falmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
Sophia Town of Tewksbury
Karen UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)