There are many hazards associated with excavation and trench work. All excavations are hazardous because they are inherently unstable. Workers can be seriously injured or killed if the sides of a trench collapse. Unsafe trenches are the major factor in many trenching hazards. Trenches do not have to be deep for accidents to occur. Serious injuries are possible in shallow trenches (under 5 feet) as well.
This Employee Training Booklet is a supplement to our Excavation & Trenching Safety Training Kit w/DVD. The training booklet is 16 pages with a 20-question quiz and covers the following information: