Product: Excavation Safety (C)
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Excavation Safety (C)


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 Objectives

Learning Objectives:
- Identify factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations
- Learn how to protect employees from cave-ins
- Understand the role of a competent person at an excavation site
- Explore other various related issues associated with excavations

End of Course Instructions

Congratulations on completing your course! You may now print your certificate of completion.

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Subject Matter Expert

Michael Millsap - Mike has over 20 years experience in Environmental Health and Safety and is currently a certified Outreach Training Instructor with

Course Outline

TOPICS COVERED: Hazardous and Toxic SubstancesFlammable and Combustible LiquidsFlammable and Combustible Liquid ClassificationsImportant Definitions

Course Pre-Requisite


Quiz Information

All quizzes must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson.


The final exam must be completed with a 70% or higher pass rate to receive your certificate of completion.

State Requirements
1 hrs

Course Details:

  • Course Format: Online online
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $20.00
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