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.
- 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
TOPICS COVERED: Hazardous and Toxic SubstancesFlammable and Combustible LiquidsFlammable and Combustible Liquid ClassificationsImportant Definitions
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Michael Millsap - Mike has over 20 years experience in Environmental Health and Safety and is currently a certified Outreach Training Instructor with 360training.com.
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