(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.
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.
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.