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