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Excavation Checklist for Contractors’ Competent Persons

A free white paper by Emilcott

OSHA requires each contractor to have a competent person who will inspect the excavation each day before anyone enters it. The reason for this is to ensure that the excavation walls do not collapse in on personnel inside the excavation thereby burying them. In order to show that the inspection has been done, it must be documented. This checklist: •Is a tool for contractors’ competent persons for the inspection of the excavation •Gives them a document that they can complete and keep on file

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