Credit Hours: 2

OSHA Excavation and Trenching

The OSHA Excavations and Trenching Safety Course is a dynamic two-hour training session developed to educate individuals who work in and around excavation and trenching operations. The course provides a thorough understanding of OSHA regulations and guidelines pertaining to these potentially hazardous environments. It covers crucial topics such as the identification and mitigation of excavation and trenching hazards, proper soil classification, use of protective systems, and emergency response procedures. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills needed to maintain safety and compliance within excavation and trenching operations, contributing to a safer work environment.


Product Description / Course Objectives

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand OSHA Excavation and Trenching Safety Regulations: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of OSHA regulations and guidelines related to excavations and trenching, and understand their application in maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Identify and Mitigate Excavation and Trenching Hazards: Develop the ability to identify potential hazards associated with excavations and trenching, and learn strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.
  • Master Soil Classification: Understand the importance of soil classification in trenching and excavation safety, and gain the skills to accurately classify soils based on their properties.
  • Understand and Apply Protective Systems: Learn about the different types of protective systems used in excavation and trenching, and understand how and when to apply them correctly to ensure worker safety.
  • Learn Emergency Response Procedures: Equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to react effectively in the event of an emergency situation within an excavation or trenching site, including safe evacuation procedures and immediate response actions.


Valid in the Following States: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, NC Locksmith, Texas