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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