According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2015 to 2018, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 103 total trenching and excavation-related deaths, an average of 25 per year over this 4-year period. Also, the OSHA Information System (OIS) Accident Investigation Report shows that between FY 2013 – FY 2017, there were a total of 156 incidents reported in the construction industry. Moreover, between October 2018 and September 2019, there were 1,499 citations and more than $7,000,000 in penalties issued to construction employers for failing to meet their compliance obligations under Subpart P.

AGC of America, supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Training Grant, is pleased to offer this one-day Trenching & Excavation Hazards in Construction safety training based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Classes will be delivered virtually via Zoom Meetings and attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (0.8 IACET CEUs).

Topics Covered

  • Injury, Illness, and fatality statistics
  • Frequently cited standards
  • Utilities protection
  • Common hazards
  • Soil testing and classification
  • Protective systems
  • Review of the agency priority goal
  • And much more…

Upcoming Dates

All classes will be held between 10 AM and 6 PM Eastern Time on the following dates:

  • December 9
  • December 10
  • December 13
  • December 14



You will be emailed a Zoom Meeting link closer to the training date you select.


GBCA recently hosted an in-person version of this training, sponsored by Med-Tex Services and United Rentals.