SAF217 – 8.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 02/01/22 – 02/01/22 Live Online Instructor-Led Training IS SAF217 112 $275.00 Register
Details 03/28/22 – 03/28/22 El Paso, TX IS SAF217 116 $285.00 Register
Details 09/26/22 – 09/26/22 League City, TX IS SAF217 117 $285.00 Register
Details 10/07/22 – 10/07/22 Eagle Pass, TX IS SAF217 119 $125.00 Register
Details 10/11/22 – 10/11/22 Conroe, TX IS SAF217 118 $285.00 Register
Details 12/06/22 – 12/06/22 Wichita Falls, TX IS SAF217 121 $285.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

TrenchThe Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them during excavation operations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Hazard awareness
  • OSHA Standards for Confined Space Entry
  • OSHA Standards on Dust – Housekeeping and Others
  • OSHA Standards on excavation and trenching
  • Shoring and shielding
  • Sloping
  • Soil mechanics and classification

Suggested Audience

  • Professional excavation safety personnel
  • People whose jobs may require excavation to be performed on their job sites.
  • Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811

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