OSHA Safety Training

Confined Space Training
Heavy Construction-Related Confined Spaces


This class is provided  for supervisors or employees who are or who may be tasked with responsibility as the "competent person."

Construction related confined spaces – Hazard recognition and control


This class teaches what you need in order to understand the new OSHA Confined Space Specification that was released by Federal OSHA in August of 2015 and adopted for use by VOSH effective

January 1, 2016. 


The Virginia confined space standard for the construction industry will be covered in this course. Topics to cover include:


  • The Virginia standard OSHA confined space standard

  • USACE EM 385 - applicability, differences from VA standard

  • Air sampling

  • Likely hazards for heavy and utility construction contractors – sewers, manholes, pump stations, trenches/excavations, vaults, pits etc.

  • Rescue/retrieval/emergency procedures

  • Roles and responsibilities - Attendants, entrants, qualified person, rescuers

  • Permitting requirements

  • Ventilation, respiratory protection 

  • Tools and equipment – work practices

  • Fall protection and safe access

Excavation Miss Utility Class

This class is provided for supervisors or employees who are or who may be tasked with responsibility as the "competent person."


This class combines a thorough review of topics required to understand the responsibilities of safe excavation and a review of the excavator's responsibilities under the Virginia Underground Damage Prevention Act.


Topics of Excavation include:

  • Excavation/Trench Hazards

  • Definitions

  • Competent Person

  • Specific Requirements

  • Protective Systems

  • Soil Classifications (Appendix A)

  • Protective Systems (Appendix B,C,D &F



Topics of the Miss Utility section include:

Excavation/Trench Hazards

  • Definitions

  • Responsibilities of Excavator

  • Positive Response System

  • Web Ticket Entry

  • Notification and Response Codes

  • Understanding the Miss Utility Law


OSHA 10 & 30

OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training Course


The HRUHCA 10-hour OSHA  Construction Safety Course is a two day course intended to provide construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.


The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter on a construction site.


OSHA recommends this training as a    orientation to occupational safety and health. Training will emphasize hazard   identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.


The topics covered in this course will be  tailored to the needs of the heavy construction industry and will include:


Excavation and Trenching safety

Confined Space Safety 

OSHA General Duty Clause

Employer Rights

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Whistleblower Rights  

Recordkeeping basics

Fall  Protection  

Electrical Hazards


Material Handling 

Tools-Hand and Power

Aerial Lifts and Ladders



OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training


The HRUHCA 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course is a construction outreach training program that is intended to provide  a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility.


Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Training will emphasize those hazards that are specific to the heavy construction industry.


Issues that will be covered in this training course will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.


Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. OSHA subpart references are provided for informational purposes; training will emphasize managing risks in various construction environments.



       Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association     5911 Harbour View Blvd. Suite 220    Suffolk, Virginia 23435

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