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Excavators



2A Operators may operate all crawler and rubber tired excavators and backhoes and the equipment listed in classes 2B, Combination loader/backhoe machines, and 2C Front end loaders and 2D , Compact Hoisting Machinery with a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 10,000 pounds, excluding Class 1, Class 3, and Class 4 Hoisting Machinery as listed in 520 CMR 6.10.

Course Material -

 MGL c.146 INSPECTION OF BOILERS, AIR TANKS, ETC. LICENSES OF ENGINEERS, FIREMEN, AND OPERATORS OF HOISTING MACHINERY
 520 CMR 6.00 HOISTING MACHINERY
 520 CMR 14.00 EXCAVATION AND TRENCH SAFETY (Jackie's Law)
 Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Standard 29 CFR 1926 - SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION
 MGL c.82 s.40-40D inclusive
 MGL c.82A EXCAVATION AND TRENCH SAFETY
 MGL c.164 s.76D UTILITY UNDERGROUND PLANT DAMAGE PREVENTION SYSTEM
 220 CMR 99.00 PROCEDURES FOR THE DETERMINATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF VIOLATIONS OF M.G.L. C.82, SEC.40

Course Topics -

Excavation and Trench Safety
Dig Safe
OSHA Standards
Excavation, Backhoe, Loader Operational Safety

The goal of a refresher or continuing education (ConEd) course is to provide a broad overview of some of the material available in the field. It is intended to spark your interest and remind you what is at risk every time you operate excavating and/or hoisting equipment.

To that end, this Excavators ConEd course is not intended to answer every question or take the place of any manufacturer’s guidelines, regulations or experience. It is your job to know the limitations of the equipment, regulations and your personal knowledge and ability.

This course provides the necessary continuing education for this license. This class is approved by the Department of Public Safety, license number HECE-000048.


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