California Trenching And Excavation For Construction

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California Trenching And Excavation For Construction Course

California Trenching And Excavation For Construction

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates safety regulations at the federal level, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly called Cal/OSHA, often calls for more stringent requirements. This includes regulations that address construction workers engaged in trenching and excavation tasks and those who work on sites where these activities occur. By taking California Trenching and Excavation for Construction, California-based construction leadership and workers will learn how to follow relevant safety standards to avoid injuries and fatalities on the job.

NOTE: This course is based on Cal/OSHA 8 CCR 1539 to 1541.1 for all construction workers employed in California. For those working outside California, please consult our other courses designed and based on Federal OSHA regulations.

This CA trenching and excavation training course was designed per the construction safety orders outlined by Cal/OSHA. It addresses important topics including:

  • Relevant terminology
  • Specific excavation requirements of Cal/OSHA standards
  • Soil classification system
  • Protective systems, like support, shield, and other systems, and their requirements
  • Excavation and trenching materials and equipment
  • Installation and removal
  • Excavation and underground utilities

Who Is This Course For?

This intermediate-level, online course was designed for members of the construction workforce who must adhere to Cal/OSHA trenching and excavation guidelines, including:

  • Workers
  • Managers
  • Foremen
  • Supervisors

Features & Benefits

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn safe work practices for trenching and excavation on California worksites. They will become familiar with excavation requirements, soil classification, protective systems, and specific Cal/OSHA permit requirements. Plus, they will learn to identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace, allowing them to promote a safe work environment for all.

In Person Training

Participants in this in-person class can expect to be engaged with discussions, collaboration from other members of the course, team building experiences, and interactive learning. All our instructors have years of experience in the field and come highly qualified and skilled. We offer some classes via Zoom (just give us a call for more information). Some classes can be combined with virtual-blended learning, as well.