Trench Safety University

Trench & Excavation Safety Training

Training for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

Course Description

Competent Person Training for 1926 Subpart P Excavations
  • Preventing fatalities and serious injuries
  • Review the OSHA Excavation Standard and be able to apply terms defined by 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
  • Soil classification and training in how to determine soil types
  • How to choose a proper protective system
  • Competent person duties and responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards in and around the jobsite
Use visual aids and video to review actual trench accidents and discuss causes and preventive actions that could have been taken.
  • Trench accident statistics
  • OSHA response to a trench accident
Hands-on training in the demo yard
Specific requirements of the OSHA Standard for Excavation and Trench Safety
  • Surface Encumbrances
  • Underground Installations
  • Access and Egress
  • Vehicular traffic
  • Falling Loads
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Hazardous atmosphere
  • Water
  • Adjacent structures
  • Inspections and Fall protection
Fall protection system on slide rail pit

We provide training at all of our locations: Morrisville, PA, Washington, PA, Beltsville, MD and Chesapeake, VA. We also provide on-site training for groups. Please click here if you are interested in on-site training. Group rates are different than individual rates.

Trench & Excavation Safety Courses

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