Excavation and Trenching Safety

Excavation and Trenching Safety


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$32. 0

REGULAR $42.95

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Construction Industry


This course is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA’s Excavation and Trenching Standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1926, Subpart P. Tailored for equipment operators, construction workers, and others involved in trenching and excavation work, participants will gain the ability to identify risky situations that may cause injury or even death. It covers soil composition in moderate detail, offering a broad understanding of different soil properties and how they behave under various circumstances. Additionally, it addresses common soil conditions that contribute to trench and excavation failures. Participants will learn fundamental trenching operations essential for ensuring worker safety, as well as methods for preventing cave-ins and other safe work practices.

Course Description

Enroll in our online safety training designed specifically for workers involved in excavation and trenching. This course is tailored to meet the standards outlined by OSHA, ensuring compliance and promoting a safer work environment. Geared towards equipment operators, workers, and anyone involved in trenching and excavating, participants will gain essential knowledge to identify and mitigate hazardous conditions that pose risks of injury or fatality.

With a focus on soil composition, the course provides a comprehensive overview of various soil properties and their implications in different scenarios. Participants will learn to anticipate soil behavior under varying conditions, crucial for preventing trench and excavation failures. Common soil conditions leading to such failures are explored in detail.

From understanding basic trenching operations to implementing measures to protect against cave-ins, participants will acquire vital skills and knowledge for ensuring workplace safety. Other safe work practices essential for employee well-being are also covered extensively. Join Safety Result Professionals to enhance your understanding and promote a culture of safety in excavation and trenching operations.


At the end of the training course, employees should be able to:

  • Identify hazardous conditions associated with excavation and trenching, minimizing risks of injury or fatality.
  • Understand soil composition and its impact on trench stability, enabling them to assess potential hazards more effectively.
  • Recognize common types of soil conditions that may lead to trench and excavation failures and implement preventive measures accordingly.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic trenching operations, ensuring the safe execution of excavation tasks.
  • Implement methods for protecting themselves and others against cave-ins, fostering a safer work environment.
  • Apply safe work practices for employees, promoting a culture of workplace safety and compliance with OSHA standards.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with team members to address safety concerns and prevent accidents during excavation and trenching activities.
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