Keep Your Workers Safe When Working in Excavations – This Video Can Help!

May 16, 2018

MCAA’s Excavation Safety Training Video educates your workers about when it’s safe to work in an excavation, when to stay out, and when to get out.

It provides an overview of the hazards involved in working in these spaces and teaches workers to:

  • Ensure there is a means of access and egress
  • Know when to leave an excavation
  • Identify and report surface encumbrances that could change conditions
  • Identify and report missing guardrails on excavation walkways
  • Identify and report missing fall protection barriers
  • Be aware of other excavation hazards
  • Refrain from digging until all utilities are marked
  • Stop and report it if they uncover a utility
  • Refrain from attempting an excavation cave-in rescue

Download or play the video in English

Download or play the video in Spanish

There’s More…

Accompanying materials are also available to assist you in highlighting key training points, documenting worker training and confirming that workers understand the training concepts:

Highlight key training points

Download the Pocket Guide

Document worker training

Download the Documentation Sheet

Confirm that workers understand the training concepts

Download the Test

Download the Test Answer Key

Create a company-specific excavation safety program

Download the Model Program

Want More Safety Resources?

MCAA has you covered, with a full range of resources to help you protect your workers from injury and comply with applicable safety regulations. Here’s where to find them:

On our Direct Links to MCAA & MSCA Safety Resources page, where they’re listed by category with links.

Go there now

In the Resource Center, where you can use the blue Refine Your Search bar to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.

Visit the Resource Center

Have questions or need personal assistance?

Contact MCAA’s Pete Chaney.

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