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Cal Practical Trenching

Intended Audience

  • Construction Supervisors in California
  • Construction Employees in California
  • Construction Managers in California

Why Take This Course

This course reviews Cal/OSHA safety orders found in 8 CCR 1539 to 1541.1, “Excavations: Hazard Recognition in Trenching and Shoring,” as well as OSHA’s Technical Manual. Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be aware of the benching and sloping requirements for types A, B, and C soils
  • Know where to locate and how to use the shoring tables for both timber shoring and aluminum
  • Understand the basic requirements for shields or trench boxes as an alternative to sloping or shoring

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Practical Trenching in California
  • Practical Exercises
  • Sloping Configurations
  • Shoring
  • Timber Shoring
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring
  • Other Shoring Methods
  • Trench Boxes
  • Timber Shoring
  • Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring