Construction: Caught-in or Caught-between

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The construction industry is very dangerous, with many worker injuries and deaths occurring every year. The leading causes of worker deaths in this industry are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught-in or caught-between. This course explores the various categories of caught-in or caught-between hazards that could exist in various construction environments and aims to teach learners to recognize and protect themselves from these hazards. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize hazards associated with trenching and excavations
  • identify protective measures for excavations or trenches between 5 and 20 feet deep
  • recognize the responsibilities of a competent person for trenching or excavating operations
  • recognize safety procedures to prevent injuries from being caught in or caught between machinery
  • recognize caught-in and caught-between hazards associated with equipment or fixed objects
  • identify preventative safety measures to prevent injuries or deaths associated with getting caught between equipment or fixed objects


  • Caught-in or Between Trenches and Excavations
  • Caught-in or Between Machinery
  • Caught-in or Between Equipment or Fixed Objects