Trench & Excavation Safety

  • Classroom

In this training you'll learn to identify existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings of an open trench, the proper set up of work sites, and how to recognize and test for hazardous atmospheres. You will also gain knowledge of current safety orders, soil analysis and classification, and design and use of protective systems.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email,, within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays. 


Topics Covered

  • Trench Safety
  • Causes of Trench Failure
  • Site Assessment
  • Soil Testing
  • Trenching and Shoring Requirements
  • Rescue Protocol


4 hours


CalOSHA Title 8, Section 1541


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Employees Who Work In Excavation