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Trenching and Excavation Safety - Occupational Safety and .

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal. A trench is defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide, and is no wider than 15 feet (4.5 meters).

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Trenching and Excavation Safety - osha.gov

OSHA standards require that employers provide places free of recognized hazards. The employer must comply with the trenching and excavation requirements of 29 CFR 1926.651 and 1926.652 or comparable OSHA-approved state plan requirements. Trench Safety Measures Trenches 5 feet (1.5 meters) deep or greater

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OSHA Trench Box Requirements | Trench Box Safety Details

Apr 04, 2016 · Details of OSHA Trench Box Requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that a trench box must be used for all trenching or excavations five feet or greater in depth. Trench boxes must extend eighteen inches above the surface and be no more than two feet from the bottom of the trench. Should the trench depth exceed .

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Construction Safety Orders, Article 6. Excavations

This information is provided free of charge by the Department of Industrial Relations from its web site at dir.ca.gov.These regulations are for the convenience of the user and no representation or warranty is made that the information is current or accurate.

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Cal/OSHA Trenching/Shoring/Excavations EXCAVATING .

Excavating involves any earth removal which creates a cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface. A trench is a narrow excavation (in relation to its length) made below the surface of the ground. In general, the depth is greater than the width, but the width of a trench (measured at the bottom) is not greater than 15 feet.

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California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 341 .

California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA) . “descend” means to enter any part of the trench or excavation once the excavation has attained a depth of 5 feet or more. (B) Erection and placement of scaffolding, vertical shoring, or false intended to

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OSHA Shoring Depth Requirements | Legal Beagle

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration details the proper method for determining shoring depth for open-earth excavations in standard 1926.652. These standards should be used by professional engineers to ensure the safety of a trench or excavation against collapse.

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