Excavations are performed thousands of times a day across the United States. Unfortunately, thousands of people are also killed by cave-ins and accidents in excavations each year. These incidents can happen in seconds, virtually unnoticed. This eLearning course presents information on how to perform excavations properly to avoid the special hazards related to this type of work. In this online course, you will learn information on excavations including the types of hazards involved, the role of a competent person, and the personal protective equipment required. The causes of cave-ins and means of preventing them will also be examined in this online learning course.