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  • Learn to Identify Soil Types, Signs of Trench Weakness, Types of Collapses, and More

  • Spanish Subtitles Available

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8 Video Lessons, 40-Minutes for Estimated Completion

    1. Introduction to Excavation and Trenching

    2. Introduction to Excavation and Trenching Quiz

    1. 02 - Excavations, Trenches and the Component Person

    2. Excavations, Trenches, and the Competent Person

    1. Excavation and Trenching Hazard Assessments

    2. Excavation and Trenching Hazard Assessment Quiz

    1. 04 - Soil Types

    2. Identifying Soil Types Quiz

    1. Soil Mechanics and Trench Collapse

    2. Soil Mechanics and Trench Collapse Quiz

    1. Excavation and Trenching Protective Systems

    2. Excavation and Trenching Protective Systems

About this course


This course was built to align with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.651 and includes the following:

  • Defining excavation, trench, and the competent person onsite

  • Understanding the hazards of excavations and trenching

  • How to conduct an excavation hazard assessment

  • How to identify soil types

  • Early signs of trench instability

  • Types and mechanics of trench collapse

  • Excavation protective system; benching, sloping, shoring, and shielding

  • What to do if a trench collapse occurs

  • Safe work practices



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