Excavation Certification outline

On February 20, 1990, OSHA published CPL-02-00-87, Inspection Procedures for Enforcing the Excavation Standards – 29 CFR 1926; Sub-part P on 20th February, 1990 establishing inspection procedures and uniform enforcement of the Subpart P excavation standards. Since, excavation is one of the most hazardous sorts of construction work, it is crucial that Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) and related workers have the requisite capability, knowledge and skills to achieve OSHA’s mission of advancing safe and health working conditions

Goals of the Course

The goal of this training is to prepare supervisors and their CSHOs as per the direction, guidance, and training options which directly enhance the ability of CSHO to represent a high degree of professional proficiency in relation to OSHA’s Standard.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

Personnel who will work in or around trenches, holes, or below-ground areas need to take this
training. For instance, workers belonging to following job types:
a) equipment/machinery operators
b) laborers
c) underground tank removal or maintenance
d) utility workers,
e) oil & gas workers
f) safety officers
g) civil engineers etc

Learning Outcome:

Students will understand the following at the end of this course:

Excavation Training Modules:

Module 1


Module 2


Module 3

Shielding Mechanisms

Module 4

Protective Systems for Other Hazards

Module 5

Workers’ Rights

Module 6

OSHA Assistance, Services and Programs

Quiz and Exam Information

Module Quiz

A quiz will be held after each module as a test of students’ knowledge. Students are anticipated to
pass every quiz to be able to take final paper and get certificate for the course.

Examinable Features

Completion time

Six months from initial registration, ARC Flash Training / NFPA 70E course must be completed. Afterwards, a student’s account will be expired and they will be expected to buy the entire course again.

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