Online: OSHA Excavation & Trenching Safety|
Course code "EXCTRENCH"
Recorded course - Available on demand
NH DES Designer/Installer Approved
Excavating and Trenching is recognized as one
of the most hazardous construction operations. Two workers are killed
every month in trench collapses. Employers must provide a workplace free
of recognized hazards that may cause serious injury or death, and must
comply with the trenching and excavation requirements of 29 CFR 1926.651
and 1926.652 or comparable OSHA-approved state plan requirements.
OSHA has revised Subpart P, Excavations, of
29 CFR 1926.650,
29 CFR 1926.651, and
29 CFR 1926.652 to make the standard easier to understand, permit
the use of performance criteria where possible, and provide construction
employers with options when classifying soil and selecting employee
OSHA Trenching and Excavation requirements
and hazards are addressed in this workshop. Several pretests and post
tests are used throughout the workshop.
Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. The course
consists of video, practice problems and an examination. Students should
allocate approximately 3 to 4 hours at the computer in order to complete
this course. Upon successful completion of an online test, students will
be issued a certificate. Students can always call or e-mail an
instructor while working on course materials.
Students will be provided with an electronic manual that includes all