Course Description:

This online course is designed to provide workers in Ontario with a comprehensive understanding of their legal duties concerning ground disturbance within construction projects regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Ontario Regulation 213/91. Ground disturbance carries specific legislative requirements detailed in the excavations section (Part III, s. 222 to 242) of the Construction Projects regulation.

Who should take this course:

Construction Workers, Supervisors, Safety Officers, and Employers in Ontario’s construction industry seeking to enhance their understanding of ground disturbance and fulfill their legal duties under OHSA and Regulation 213/91.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

Delivery Mode:

Self-Directed Online study via 24×7 access to individual learner account on user friendly LMS.


Accessible on laptop, desktop, and mobile devices using all browsers and Brightspace Pulse App (available in App Store and Google Play)


Minimum 80% score is required on the Final Assessment to receive Completion Certificate.


A digital Certificate of Completion is generated and stored within the LMS platform. PDF version is available to download and print.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites for this course.