The following training resources can assist you in promoting safer work practices. Employers are required to train their employees to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions, and on the regulations related to the work environment. The training should teach employees to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.
BWC trenching training resources
Trenching and excavation training resources, such as videos (DVDs and streaming), PowerPoint presentations, and handouts / quizzes, are available through the Ohio BWC Library.
Competent person training
These Ohio companies provide trench safety training for a company’s designated competent person. Please note that BWC does not endorse any specific companies or products. If you represent an Ohio company that provides training for competent persons and would like to be added to the list, please contact Ramona Weiss.
- Heckmann Sales
- United Rentals
- Safety Council of NW Ohio
- Competent Person Training- Dayton
- Competent Person Training- Akron
- Safety Controls Tech
- OSHA Training USA
- OSHA Training
- National Trench Safety
Additional training resources
- National Utility Contractors Association training programs
- North American Excavation Shoring Association trench safety videos
- e-Training, Inc. trenching & excavation safety training course
- TrenchTech safety training
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration Excavations in Construction / Trenching Prevention video (v-Tool) . Available in English and Spanish.
- The Ohio State University trenching and excavation safety program