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Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

The Trenching and Excavating Safety Course helps employers and employees comply with the OSHA standards by determining what type of working hazards exist, how to correct them and the responsibilities of the competent person. It also conveys the importance of using the right protective system during excavation work. Participants receive useful reference material, and a certificate of completion. This is a "qualified person" course that lasts four hours.

Course Content

  • Excavation Hazards
  • Competent Person
  • Means of Egress, Trenches, Inspections, Protective Systems
  • Trenches as Confined Spaces
  • Shoring
  • Soil Testing
  • Review of OSHA 29 CFR 1926, subpart

Course Schedule

09664 December 11, 2015 (1-5 p.m.)
09667 May 20, 2016 (1-5 p.m.)

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Course Fees

All fees must be paid prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, a substitution can be made at any time without charge. You can also transfer your registration fee to another course offered by ETI. Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be issued upon request. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received within five calendar days of the course. The University reserves the right to cancel programs if necessary. In this event, the University's liability is limited to the full refund of your registration fee.

Meals and Lodging

Participants are responsible for arranging overnight accommodations. For assistance you may call
ETI at (701) 777-0384.
Refreshment breaks and materials are included in the registration fee.

ETI offers an in-house training option for this course.