PDH Online

A Guide to OSHA Excavations Standard

Credit: 6 PDH
Course Fee: $90.00
44 pages

Course Summary:

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.

Learning Objective:

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 Content

Course Author: N.C Department of Labor

Course 1

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