Posted on May 15th, 2023 by OSHA Phoenix

Excavations can cause serious hazards to all workers involved. One cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. Excavations must be properly shored or cut back to an acceptable angle of repose to prevent a cave-in. A competent person needs to be involved in planning to have a safe excavation project. Unlike most accidents, the cave-in of an excavation usually can be predicted if closely watched, therefore it is important to have a competent person watch any excavation on a job site. Remember to locate all the underground utilities and identify any overhead hazards before starting to dig. If you want to learn more, or need Trenching and Excavation Safety Training, feel free to click the link below.


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