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Demolition Hazards for Construction
Online Course

The online Demolition Hazards for Construction course trains construction workers to recognize the hazards of demolition work and practice hazard mitigation controls. This training is ideal for any worker, supervisor or contractor who may be exposed to hazards while performing demolition work.

Complete Your Demolition Hazards Training Online

Our online course has numerous benefits, including:

  • Log on and off as needed
  • Work on your course anywhere with internet access
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Instantly download your Certificate of Completion

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can immediately download your Certificate of Completion. The Demolition Hazards for Construction course takes about 1 hour to complete.

American Safety Council is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). American Safety Council complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, American Safety Council is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

American Safety Council is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

About the Demolition Hazards for Construction Course

In this training, students will learn the basics of demolition safety in the workplace, as well as best practices for common tools and strategies used in demolition work. The topics presented are based on OSHA’s demolition standard for the construction industry, OSHA CFR 1926, Subpart T.

Throughout the course’s four learning modules, you will gain a deeper understanding of the hazards present during demolition work.

Each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% on each quiz to advance to the next section. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to pass.

When you complete the course, you will be prompted to take a 20-question final exam on what you have learned. If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, you can retake it until you get a passing score of 70% or higher.

After you complete the course and pass the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be available for instant download.

You have 180 days to complete the course after registration.

Who Should Take the Demolition Hazards for Construction Course?

This course is ideal for construction workers who may be exposed to hazards related to demolition work, including:

  • Laborers
  • Construction workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Contractors
  • Supervisors
  • And more

The course is also appropriate for any workers who may be exposed to demolition hazards on the job, including those not actively involved in demolition work.

Learning Objectives for Demolition Hazards for Construction

The goal of this course is to teach construction workers about the hazards they face during demolition work. Students will also learn about hazard mitigation controls and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Key objectives of the course include:

  • Identify hazards related to the layout and structural integrity of a building or structure being demolished
  • Explain how to manage fall hazards during demolition using the hierarchy of controls
  • Describe hazards that are the result of equipment use or utility proximity during demolition work
  • Discuss how environmental hazards found on a demolition site can cause short- and long-term health issues for workers

Demolition Hazards Course Outline

The Demolition Hazards for Construction course is divided into four learning modules that cover a variety of demolition hazards, including building and site hazards, fall hazards, equipment and utility hazards, and environmental hazards. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Building and Site Hazards

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Structural Hazards
  • Demolition Methods
  • Structural Collapse
  • Confined Spaces Hazards
  • Falling Object and Debris Hazards

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe aspects of structural and mechanical demolition
  • Name structural and confined-space hazards that can occur during demolition work
  • Explain how demolition activities produce falling object and debris hazards

Module 2: Fall Hazards

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Fall Hazards and Protection
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)

Learning objectives include:

  • List safety hazards present during demolition work that require ladder and scaffold use
  • Identify mitigation controls that help address fall protection hazards during demolition work

Module 3: Equipment and Utility Hazards

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Heavy Machinery Hazards
  • Generator Hazards
  • Hand and Power Tool Hazards
  • Hearing Protection
  • Electrical Hazards

Learning objectives include:

  • Explain how using heavy machinery, hand and power tools, and generators can create hazards during demolition work
  • Name safe work practices that help control hazards related to nearby utility lines, primarily electrical hazards

Module 4: Environmental Hazards

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Particle and Chemical Hazards
  • Fire Hazards and Hot Work
  • OSHA Resources for Workplace Safety

Learning objectives include:

  • List airborne hazards resulting from demolition work
  • Describe hazards resulting from chemical exposure on a demolition site
  • Name different types of fire hazards resulting from hot work
  • List OSHA resources that address workers’ right to a safe workplace

Additional Resources

The following OSHA resources provide valuable information on demolition hazards and how to comply with OSHA standards related to demolition work: