The construction of underground tunnels, chambers, shafts, and passageways involve dangers. To assist employers in providing safety and protecting health of underground construction workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a number of guidance documents. These also include regulations for underground construction, found in Part 1926, and section 800 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1926.800).
This course will provide general guidelines for recognizing the potential hazards of underground construction of tunnels and chambers as well as the methods taken to prevent or reduce exposure to the hazards.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
The targeted audience of this course are engineers, safety inspectors, and construction managers.
Construction Operations Covered by the OSHA Standard
Employers and Employees Covered by the OSHA Standard
Requirements of the OSHA Standard
The Need for a “Competent Person”
Notification and Communication Requirements
Site Control Procedures
Special Air Monitoring Requirements
Special Conditions for Drilling and Blasting Underground
Special Requirements for Using Cranes and Hoists Underground
Potential Hazards That Require Special Precautions
Gassy or Potentially Gassy Operations