United Rentals offers online OSHA training

United Rentals is offering online excavation safety training courses to help contractors comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. The web-based courses, developed by instructors with trench site experience, mirror the classroom training United Rentals provides at each of its trench safety locations nationwide.

Excavation Safety Training for Competent Persons provides training for OSHA 1926 subpart P, including proper soil test procedures, types of protective systems and control of hazardous conditions.

Confined Space Training teaches contractors how to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146. This course includes safety procedures and hazards, as well as the duties of confined space entrants, attendants and supervisors.

Upon completion, both courses will provide written documentation that satisfies United States federal requirements.

“Online access extends the benefit of classroom training to contractors who find it easier to train on their own schedule,” said Paul McDonnell, senior vice president of operations, trench safety, power and HVAC. “Since the launch of our national trench safety training program in 2006, our instructors have trained more than 60,000 workers face-to-face. We expect that number to accelerate dramatically with online convenience.”

To access trench safety training programs online, visit ur.com/trench-safety.