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Every year about 400 U.S. workers die in trenches and 6,400 workers are seriously injured by cave-ins. The fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction. Do your employees know how to keep safe near excavation sites? The continuation of your business and the lives of your employees may depend on this training. Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard, but other potentially fatal hazards exist. Learn about all the hazards you may be exposed to when trenching. Discover why cave-ins occur and how you can avoid them. Get an overview of proper shoring techniques, sheeting, stringers, repose cuts, and constructing trench boxes. Understand the importance of safe work conditions in and around the location of the dig and how soil types dictate trench slope angles. Know how to plan for excavation emergencies and where you can go for help. Get the information you need to know to build your company's excavation plan.

This training is for business owners, safety managers, equipment operators, employees, and anyone who needs to learn how to prevent the loss of life around excavation sites & avoid OSHA fines.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee*: $142 (Members $99)

*Discounts are available for multiple registrations. Call 402.483.2511 ext. 115 for information.

You are eligible to receive continuing education credits for this training. Following completion of this course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include these details in your message: full name, date(s) of the course, name of course, and type of credit you wish to apply for. Once you submit your information to NESC, we will follow up with an electronic certificate, reflecting proof of completion of the course, that you can use to submit to the organization applicable for the credit you are in need of.


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