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OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650 - Subpart P - Excavations

OSHA Fact Sheet - Trenching and Excavation - Download Here

Trenching and Excavation Daily Inspection Template - Download Here

OSHA Competent Person Role and Responsibility


What you need to know
1) All trenches and excavations must be free of recognized hazards.

2) All trenches and excavations require inspection by a command designated (in writing) competent person to ensure stability and safety.

3) All trenches and excavations that are 4 feet in depth or greater require a safe means of egress (ladder, stairway, ramp).

4) All trenches and excavations that are 5 feet in depth or greater require a protective system to safeguard personnel health (shoring, shielding, sloping, benching).

5) All trenches and excavations are assumed the classification of (Type C soil) unless they pass physical and visual tests by the competent person.

6) All trenches and excavations that are 4 feet in depth or greater are considered a confined space, and must be treated accordingly.

For additional information, please contact

Camilla Llantada @ (760) 763-5328

Mr. Dale Waldren @ (760) 763-2366

Or send an email to CPEN_SAFE_TRNG@usmc.mil

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