Core Safety Group
Cal Trenching and Excavation

Intended Audience

This Trenching and Excavation training is designed for construction workers and managers in California who are responsible for following Cal/OSHA requirements relating to safety orders.

  • Construction Managers in California
  • Construction Foremen in California
  • Construction Supervisors in California
  • Construction Workers in California

Why Take this Course

ClickSafety’s Trenching and Excavation in California online safety course offers safe work practices as outlined in Cal/OSHA’s trenching and excavation requirements. By taking this course and successfully completing it, you will:

  • Be familiar with excavation requirements, soil classification and protective systems
  • Know specific permit requirements as outlined by Cal/OSHA
  • Be able to identify possible hazards
  • Know methods and steps for eliminating hazards

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Trenching and Excavation in California
  • Definitions
  • Specific Excavation Requirements
  • Soil Classification System
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
  • Designs Using the OSHA “Standard”
  • Designs Using the “Standard”
  • Support Systems, Shield Systems and Other Protective Systems
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Installation and Removal
  • Excavation and Underground Utilities

This is an intermediate online safety course that covers Cal/OSHA requirements relating to the construction safety orders found in 8 CCR 1539 to 1541.1. In addition, this California-specific Trenching and Excavation safety course discusses specific excavation requirements, as well as stipulations for the installation, use and removal of protective systems.

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