SafetySkills Videos - Excavation Competent Person: Soil Classification

Date: 5/6/2022 - 4/30/2023

Location: Online






According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in recent years cave-ins have caused an average of 24 worker fatalities and 88 injuries on U.S. worksites. Because excavation and trenching can be technically challenging and carries unique hazards, safe work requires a competent person trained to identify and mitigate these hazards. After completing this course, learners should be able to identify different types of soil in which excavations are performed. This micro-learning course represents part of a broader topic. (4 min.)

Relevant Standards: 29 CFR 1926.650; 1926.651; 1926.32(f)

Prerequisites: None

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First Name Affiliation
Christopher MassDOT
Adnan MassDOT District 3
David Spring Hand Corps (CT)
Steve Town of Ashby
Sophia Town of Tewksbury
Stephanie UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Karen UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Ryan Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Justin City of Marlborough
John Town of Gill
Nicholas Town of Auburn Highway Division