Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics Training Course (4 hr.)
OSHA 29 CFR Subpart P — Excavations & ANSI A10.12 Safety Requirements for Excavation Training Certiﬁcation.
This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. This course will also address the roles and responsibilities of the employer to educate and assign a competent person to excavation sites.
OSHA states that daily inspections of excavations, the adjacent areas, and protective systems shall be made by a competent person for evidence of a situation that could result in possible cave-ins, indications of failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions. An inspection shall be conducted by the competent person prior to the start of work and as needed throughout the shift. Inspections shall also be made after every rainstorm or other hazard increasing occurrence. Inspections must be conducted by a competent person who: — Has training in soil analysis; — Has training in the use of protective systems; — Is knowledgeable about the OSHA requirements; — Has authority to immediately eliminate hazards. This course focuses on the Trenching and Excavation Safety Standard for the Construction Industry as described in OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P and will address identiﬁcation and correction of hazards, soil testing methods, trench protection systems, and general safety requirements.
This course focuses on the Trenching and Excavation Safety Standard for the Construction Industry as described in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart P and will address identification and correction of hazards, soil testing methods, trench protection systems, and general safety requirements.
Course topics include:
• soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored & unshored slopes and walls of excavations; • soil classification & soil analysis techniques; • surface encumbrances; • underground installations; • access and egress; • exposure to vehicular trafﬁc; • exposure to falling loads; • warning system for mobile equipment; • hazardous atmospheres; • protection from hazards associated with water accumulation; • stability of adjacent structures; • protection of employees from loose rock or soil; • inspections; • fall protection; • protection of employees in excavations; • sloping and benching systems; • support systems; • shield systems; • materials and equipment; • installation and removal of support; • types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic); • soil testing methods and portable gas detection equipment for atmospheric testing.
Certiﬁcate upon completion.