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Course 815 Certificate
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Modules: 9
Hours: 5
Sector: Construction

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Course 815 Demolition Safety

Key Topics

  • Demolition Program Elements
  • Contractor Preparation
  • Engineering Survey and Report
  • Locating Utilities
  • Worker Training
  • Fire Prevention and Protection Planning
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Medical Services, First Aid, and Security
  • Structural Instabilities
  • Unsecured Work Areas
  • Safe Work Practices in Confined Spaces
  • Demolition of Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
  • Special Structures Demolition
  • Removing Debris and Cleanup
  • Controlling Asbestos
  • Silica Exposure

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction


From 2009 to 2013, OSHA issued nearly 1,000 citations for violations of OSHA's construction demolition standards.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in its ANSI A10.6-1983 - Safety Requirements For Demolition Operations states:

"No employee shall be permitted in any area that can be adversely affected when demolition operations are being performed. Only those employees necessary for the performance of the operations shall be permitted in these areas."

Removal/Demolition Safety
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“Demolition workers face many hazards and their lives should not be sacrificed because of deliberate neglect of demolition fundamentals," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "Employers must ensure that all workers involved in a demolition project are fully aware of hazards and safety precautions before work begins and as it progresses."

Demolition work involves many of the same hazards associated with construction work. However, demolition also poses additional hazards due to unknown factors such as: deviations from the structure's original design, approved or unapproved modifications that altered the original design, materials hidden within structural members, and unknown strengths or weaknesses of damaged materials.

To counter these unknowns, all personnel involved in a demolition project need to be fully aware of these types of hazards and the safety precautions available to control these hazards. This Safety & Health course includes information on demolition safety and the elements of a demolition safety program, as detailed in 29 CFR 1926, Subpart T – Demolition.

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Course 815 Final Exam

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1. 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart T – Demolition, OSHA. Retrieved from:

2. Demolition, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from:

4. Construction and Demolition Waste Manual, City of New York City. Retrieved from:

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10. Safety and Health Topics – Asbestos, OSHA. Retrieved from: