Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)

OSH747 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center LogoThe Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410) course covers the requirements to manage excavation/trenching operations. The course will include an understanding of the OSHA excavation requirements, excavation/trenching hazards, and control measures. Additionally, participants will learn about soil analysis techniques and protective system requirements. At the conclusion of this course, participants will understand how to manage excavation/trenching operations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

TEEX and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) have an attendance policy that requires participants to fully attend an enrolled class in its entirety (100% of the course). We realize that extenuating circumstances may arise that would take a participant out of class and have a policy to handle those situations. If a participant misses less than 20% of the class, he/she may be able to perform makeup work equivalent to the class time missed. If 20% or more of the class is missed, the participant may attend a makeup course upon approval by TEEX’s OTI Education Center Director.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Learn OSHA’s Excavation Standard and be able to apply terms defined by 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P.
  • List the duties of a competent person.
  • List the specific excavation requirements of Subpart P and be able to apply knowledge learned during job-site inspections.
  • Learn OSHA requirements for worker protection, including competent person responsibilities in excavations and be able to apply new knowledge learned to the job-site.
  • Perform inspections of materials and equipment and demonstrate a working knowledge of how to properly install and remove support systems.
  • Perform the various field tests (visual and manual) of soil, including the pocket penetrometer, thumb penetration and other methods.
  • Describe the limitations, proper installation and other requirements relating to protective systems, including trench shields.
  • Formulate and apply emergency plans to excavation job-sites.
  • List the limitations of and explain the proper application of emergency response procedures.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for private sector construction employers, managers, employees or employee representatives who, as part of a safety and health program, fulfills the requirement of a competent person for excavation work as described in the OSHA construction safety standard for excavations (29 CFR 1926 Subpart P).

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]