The Associated General Contractors Of Tennessee

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Middle TN | Trench & Excavation Training

Start Date: 3/10/2023 7:30 AM CST
End Date: 3/10/2023 11:30 AM CST

Venue Name: AGC Middle Tennessee Office

2924 Foster Creighton Drive
Nashville, TN  United States  37204

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Organization Name: Associated General Contractors of Middle TN

Thomas Reed
Phone: (615) 400-5208

In compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650 subpart P regulations, this excavation training is required for workers and supervisors who work in trenches and excavations. OSHA requires that at least one person be trained as a competent person for excavation sites. This excavation training covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems.

  • Introduction and Excavation Requirements
  • General Requirements of 29 CFR, Subpart P
  • The Competent Person & Responsibilities of the Competent Person
  • OSHA Soil Classification
  • Stable Rock
  • Soil Types A, B and C
  • OSHA Accepted Methods for Soil Classification
  • OSHA Accepted Field Test Methods
  • Requirements for Protective Systems
  • Sloping, Shoring and Shields
  • Installation and Removal of Protective Systems
  • Mechanics of a Cave-In


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