SafetySkills Videos - Excavation Competent Person: Preplanning Excavations

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

Location: Online






According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in recent years cave-ins have caused an average of 24 worker fatalities and 88 injuries on U.S. worksites. Because excavation and trenching can be technically challenging and carries unique hazards, safe work requires a competent person trained to identify and mitigate these hazards. After completing this course, learners should be able to recognize how to preplan for an excavation. This micro-learning course represents part of a broader topic. (3 min.)

Relevant Standards: 29 CFR 1926.650; 1926.651; 1926.32(f)

Prerequisites: None

Note: You will need a unique email address to access this SafetySkills course.

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