Free Excavations and Trenching Safety Videos for Training and Awareness

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Excavation & Trenching Safety

This video goes in depth about the types of hazards presented in excavation and trenching tasks. True stories are given to help emphasis the importance of safety.

Video Length: 37:00

Video Author: Marko Kaar- Developed in 2005 under OSHA Harwood Grant

Ditch Witch Trencher Safety & Operation

A great overview of safety issues and how to properly operate and transport a trencher. There is also a section on optional features and hoe to safely operate them.

Video Length: 20:58

Video Author: Ditch Witch

Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Conditions

A look at what happens when the ground beneath you suddenly becomes quicksand.

Video Length: 6:59

Video Author: WorkSafe BC

5 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe

A very brief new video from the U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

Video Length: 0:49

Author: U.S. Department of Labor

Excavations in Construction: Trenching Video

The free animated trenching safety video outlines the requirements for working safely in trenches.

Video Length: 9:02

Author: OSHA

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Excavations in Construction: Soil Classification Video

This video will teach employees how to classify soil types, and the limits of each type of soil.

Video Length: 11:11

Author: OSHA

En Español

Trench Cave In

An Oregon OSHA inspector catches a crew working unsafely in a trench, and death is narrowly averted when the trench collapses.

Video Length: 1:30

Author: Tim Marcum, Oregon OSHA Compliance Officer

Excavations: A Guide To Safe Work Practices Video

This comprehensive video on excavations provides excellent guidance on safe work practices.

Video Length: 20:46

Author: WorkSafeBC

Excavation Death Trap: Not Today Video

This video details safety inspectors catching an unsafe excavation operation in process.

Video Length: 1:14

Author: WorkSafeBC

Young Construction Worker Buried When Trench Collapses

The story of 24-year-old Curtis Zanussi who was seriously injured when the trench he was working in collapsed and buried him.

Video Length: 6:43

Author: WorkSafeBC

Trench Collapse Rescue Video

This video shows the rescue of a worker trapped in a collapsed trench.

Video Length: 7:25

Author: Craig Smith

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