Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring Safety

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the characteristics of a properly-established excavation site.
  • Recognize cave-in protection requirements and identify proper procedures to keep employees safe in an excavation.
  • Identify hazards in and around an excavation or trenching site, as well as necessary precautions and protective measures to keep employees safe from them.

Course overview

After completing this lesson, you will be able to recognize the characteristics of a properly-established excavation site, as well as the potential hazards you may encounter when working in and around excavations. You will also be able to identify the precautions you must follow in order to work safely in and around excavations.
  • 25 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • Creating a Safe Excavation Site
  • Cave-In Protection
  • Other Hazards
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P - Excavations - 1926.651 Specific Excavation Requirements
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