Credit: 6 PDH
Course Fee: $90.00
There is no reason why anyone ever has to die in a trenching accident. Modern technology has provided us with a variety of excellent shoring systems and trench shields. The OSHA excavations standard provides us with a set of clearly written and logical safety rules. Yet every year workers are killed and injured by cave-ins. Employers and employees can expect N.C. Department of Labor safety inspectors to make the most detailed, professional inspections possible whenever such accidents occur.
Proper trenching operations are necessary to protect the workers from soil collapse. The basic trenching operations that help make a trench safe for workers are described and illustrated. The methods of shoring installation are also discussed briefly.
This document/course is not intended to be used as a step-by-step guideline in the excavation process.
Review the quiz before studying the course.
Course Author: N.C Department of Labor