Trenching and Excavation Safety – Cal/OSHA (Update Available)
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This course is designed to better inform the employee of the possible health and safety concerns unique to trenching and excavation. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to list factors to consider before trenching and excavation begins, identify the purpose of the site assessment, describe the purpose of a trench box, specify different types of excavation, sloping, and shoring principles, recognize other hazards that are present in excavation work, and identify the cause of excavation and trenching-related fatalities. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.
Employees involved with trenching and excavation operations at the workplace