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Soil Classification and Excavation Safety

Muddassir Katchi March 8, 2018 0

The Classifications of Soil

OSHA’s Soil Classification System under Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

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  • Cemented Soil
  • Cohesive Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Granular Soil
  • Moist Soil
  • Saturated Soil
  • Submerged Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Fissured Soil
  • Plastic
  • Layered System
  • Stable Rock

All Soil and Rock Deposits at Excavation Sites Should be Classified by a Competent Person

Classification Should be Based on Both Visual and Manual Analysis

Note: Crack-like Openings in Fissured Soil Can be Indicative of Potentially Hazardous Situations

Trenching is One of the Most Dangerous Types of Construction Work

Trench Cave-Ins can Cause Serious Injury or Immediate Death

However, These Injuries and Deaths Can Be Prevented

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