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Construction Standard for Excavations - Subpart P

(29 CFR Part 1926.650 – 1926.652)
There are many persistent myths and misunderstandings related to OSHA’s Construction Standard for Excavations. At this link is located the entire standard, which includes the ability to search keywords.

Also, there is an excellent search engine where one can find “Letters of Interpretation”. These address the most frequently misunderstood requirements. When issued, the letters become a part of the standard. It is a great resource clarifying the requirements under any OSHA Standard.

1926.650 Interpretation Letters
1926.651 Interpretation Letters
1926.652 Interpretation Letters

North American Excavation Shoring Association

North American Excavation Shoring Association

Learn about North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA)

North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) is the association of shoring providers in your market. These are the people you call for shoring solutions in your neighborhood. With the simple but challenging mission to maintain safety in excavations resulting in Zero Deaths and Injuries, NAXSA members are your best resource for training, equipment and solutions.

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Trench Shoring Shielding Association

Trench Shoring and Shielding Association

Learn About Trench Shoring Shielding Association (TSSA)

Trench Shoring and Shielding Association (TSSA) is a division of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Member of the TSSA are the Manufacturers of Shoring and Shielding equipment in the United States. They work to further everyone’s interest in making excavation work safer. Here is a resource that will help contractors achieve that goal.

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Florida Legislature

Florida State Senate

Florida Contractors Learn About the Trench Safety Act

FLORIDA TRENCH SAFETY ACT ACKNOWLEDGMENT. If this Project involves trench excavations that will exceed a depth of 5 feet, pursuant to Florida Statutes. Chapter 553, Part VI, Trench Safety Act will be in effect and the undersigned Bidder hereby certifies that such Act will be complied. with during the construction of this Project.

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