Construction: Demolition

  • 6 topics | 34m 1s
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  • Transcripts
Although demolition work typically involves some of the same hazards as regular construction work, with demolition work there may be additional unknown hazards to contend with. This can multiply the risks involved. This course covers the main hazards demolition workers will face and how to reduce the risks 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.


  • identify how the OSHA regulations are used to protect the health and safety of workers
  • identify methods to protect people and property near the demolition site
  • recognize the most common hazards associated with demolition work
  • recognize how OSHA regulations help to protect workers and identify the hazards faced on and around demolition sites
  • recognize the precautions that need to be taken before any demolition work takes place
  • identify specific safety measures to be taken for different types of structures
  • identify the safety precautions to take before work starts and recognize specific precautions to take for different structures


  • OSHA Demolition Regulations
  • Protection from Demolition Hazards
  • Knowledge Check: OSHA and Demolition Hazards
  • Safety Precautions Before Demolition
  • Specific Safety Measures for Structures
  • Knowledge Check: Demolition Safety Precautions