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A Guide to OSHA Excavations Standard

Credit: 6 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $90.00
44 pages

How it Work!

  1. Register first and log into your account. Study and take the quiz for FREE until passed.
  2. After passing the quiz, follow the page, pay for the course and print your certificate.

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

Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.



PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Environmental Engineers

CE Contractors

PE Chemical & Oil & Gas Engineers

Safety and Failure Analysis

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