Orientation to Safety for New Employees
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If you have been around construction or public works for any length of time, you know that working around trenches can be dangerous. In fact, as little as a cubic foot generally weighs as much as 100 pounds or more, and a cubic yard can weigh 2,700 lbs or as much as a small truck. Before work can begin in such a setting, a competent person must identify the hazardous conditions inside and around the trench and then determine the precautions that must be taken to control these threats and keep workers safe. This program reviews the various inspections and tests competent persons can perform to determine the type of soil that is present at the site of a trenching operation.