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Earth Moving Equipment

Earthmoving equipment is used to excavate, dig, remove, or transport parts of the earth’s surface. Earthmoving equipment is used mainly during excavation and trenching operations.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Earthmoving Equipment regulations fall under 29 CFR 1926.602 “Material Handling Equipment.”

Government Requirements:
29 CFR 1926.602
29 CR 1910.95

Who Needs this Training?
Workers who will perform excavation and trenching operations using earthmoving equipment will need adequate training to operate these types of equipment.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
Workers who remain uncertified and untrained are at higher risk of experiencing injuries and fatalities when working on or near heavy earthmoving equipment.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction – 0:21
Topic 1: Introduction – 2:09
Topic 2: Types of Earthmoving Equipment – 2:21
Topic 3: Equipment Safety – 4:18
Topic 4: Noise Protection – 3:04
Topic 5: Waste Removal – 2:04
Topic 6: Lockout/Tagout and Inspection – 2:20
Topic 7: Personal Protective Equipment – 1:48
Summary – 0:35

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 20 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.