OSHA requires a competent person to perform soil analyses and determine the protective system to be used in excavations. Daily inspections are also required. Inspection personnel must be trained in the OSHA regulations. This seminar will present key trenching/excavation topics: soil analysis, protective systems (sloping, shoring, shielding), hazardous atmospheres, excavation site safety, and hazard recognition. Target audience: Managers and supervisors, working foremen/crew leaders and field personnel including equipment operators and other front line staff.