One of the most hazardous jobs in the construction industry is excavation. The primary hazard is employee injury from collapse other hazards include working with heavy machinery, manual handling of materials, working in proximity to traffic, electrical hazards from overhead and underground power-lines, and underground utilities such as natural gas lines. Because of the nature of the hazards associated with trenching and excavation projects, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavation and trenching work sites.
This one-day course offers definitions, general requirements, the requirements for protective systems, soil classification, and how to properly identify hazards associated with trenches and excavations; all of which is outlined by the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.
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