Compliance with OSHA’s trenching and excavation standards saves lives and can help your company avoid costly OSHA citations and penalties. OSHA’s excavation standards require your company to have a competent person on the excavation site during critical operations and all employees trained in the hazards of trenching and excavation work.
Topics covered in this course include:
Requirements for a Competent Person on excavation sites
How to properly conduct soil tests (visual and manual)
Understanding OSHA regulations for shoring, sloping and benching, and trench boxes
Identifying and controlling hazardous atmospheres lurking inside of trenches
Locating and working safely around potentially deadly underground utilities
How to handle OSHA inspections at your trenching and excavation site
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