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OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Training Course

29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Online Training Certification

The most common type of hazard encountered in trenching and excavation work is the trench cave-in, but there are other hazards that may not be as well known.

This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and employers, and provides a basic knowledge of concepts such as soil types, soil testing, types of trench collapses, trench protection, and safe work practices.

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$30.95 per student

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Governing regulations.
This online 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.

Who should take this course?
All employers, supervisors and workers whose job duties require them to be in or around trenching and excavation work.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More How long is this course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Training printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

This course is designed to assist both employers and employees to achieve compliance with the safety standards set forth in 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart P relating to working in and around excavations and trenches. The course content is presented in a straightforward, easy-to-understand style with quizzes after each section to help the student retain the material.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Hazards encountered in trenching and excavation work
  • The four types of trench collapses and the causes of each type
  • Soil testing and soil types
  • Safe trenching and excavation work practices
  • Types of trench protection systems
  • General regulations and requirements for trenching and excavation work
  • Helpful links for additional information on trenching and excavation regulations
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to 29 CFR 1926.21 Safety training and education:

(b) Employer responsibility. (2) The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.

It is our recommendation that workers be retrained on Trenching and Excavation Safety at least every three years.

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