This course introduces the student to the safety hazards, precautions, and requirements within OSHA 1926, Subpart P, Excavations. This course provides general information about the hazards, protective systems, and safe work practices related to working in excavations and trenches.

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries


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  • Key Topics

    • Definitions
    • Common Soil Problems
    • Soil Mechanics - Tension Cracks, Sliding, Sluffing, Heaving, Squeezing, and Boiling
    • Unit Weight of Soils
    • Type A, B, and C Soil Characteristics
    • Visual and Manual Testing Techniques
    • Competent Person Requirements
    • Pre-job Planning
    • Protective Systems - Sloping, Shoring, and Benching Requirements
    • Installation and Removal of Protective Systems
    • Shielding and Trench Boxes
    • Safe Ingress and Egress
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor