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This Online Excavation Safety in Construction course teaches students how to recognize and avoid hazards present on underground portions of construction sites. Specifically, students will learn about falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and the basics of trenching and excavation. By the end of this course, students will understand how to safely conduct themselves during excavation projects.

This course is based on OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P in order to provide a comprehensive review of excavation and trenching safety.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Excavation Accidents
  • Personnel Involved in Excavations
  • Soil Classification
  • Hazards Related to Excavations
  • Excavation Protection
  • Conditions and Actions Contributing to Soil Failure and Structural Collapse
  • Excavation Around Utilities

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Construction Workers
  • Competent Persons
  • Safety Personnel

Note: This course requires students to have a high speed Internet connection and a web camera. Students must allow access to their web camera so that they may be biometrically verified. Students may also be required to upload their government ID.

CertificatesFor On-demand Courses: Students can download the Certificate of Completion immediately upon completing the course from the student profile page. For students who purchased the 10 Hour or the 32 Hour SST course package from PDH STAR, the SST card is issued free of charge, provided their OSHA 30 Construction card, ID and address can be verified, as per DOB requirements. For all other SST card requests, there is a separate SST card fee: for Site Safety SST card (Worker) the fee is $50 and for Supervisor SST cards the fee is $75. The SST card will be processed and mailed out within 5 business days after the student submits all required documents, notifies (via completed form available on the web site) PDH STAR that they have completed all training, and all external training has been verified. The SST card will not be issued, and no refund will be available, if any of the required training, ID or address cannot be verified, as per DOB requirements.
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PDH STAR is a New York City Department of Buildings approved Site Safety Training (SST) provider (provider number 6M86). All of our courses are run by our OSHA Authorized Construction Trainers. We are a premier continuing education provider for the construction industry. Not only do we provide site safety training for site based staff, we are also an approved continuing education provider for Professional Engineers in all states that require continuing education. Our courses are developed by Professional Engineers and Site Safety Managers with decades of experience in the field and are designed to be engaging, practical and relevant to today’s challenges of working on a construction site. All of our instructors are veterans of the industry with a minimum of 20 years of experience in the field and hold relevant qualifications and credentials. In addition to covering the curriculum during the course, they lead discussions and share their life experiences with the students, creating an engaging and stimulating environment.

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