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# Directives
1 1990 - 02/20/1990 - CPL 02-00-087 [CPL 2.87] - Inspection Procedures for Enforcing the Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P
# Federal Registers
1 1989 - 10/31/1989 - Excavations; Construction; Trenching; Shoring; Sloping; Benching;Final Rule - 54:45894-45991
2 1988 - 02/23/1988 - Excavation - 53:5280-82
3 1987 - 06/16/1987 - Excavation - 52:22799
4 1987 - 04/15/1987 - Excavation - 52:12288-339
5 1974 - 03/18/1974 - Excavation - 39:10216-23
# Standard Interpretations
1 2003 - 10/23/2003 - Use of hydro-vacuum excavation equipment and other acceptable means to locate underground utility installions.
2 2001 - 09/21/2001 - Clarification of utility "owner" as used in the Safety and Health Standards for Excavations, Underground Installations.
3 1995 - 09/21/1995 - Use of explosion proof certified equipment inside of pipes and manholes.
4 1995 - 08/10/1995 - Fall protection requirements where employees are required or permitted to cross over excavations.
5 1993 - 10/08/1993 - Confined space standard for general industry.
6 1993 - 09/23/1993 - Confined space standard for general industry.
7 1991 - 11/19/1991 - Requirement for Air Sampling in trenches.
8 1991 - 01/09/1991 - Clarification of Standards
9 1986 - 02/21/1986 - Clarification of Competent and Qualified Person, as it Relates to Subpart P.
10 1975 - 11/18/1975 - Clarification of excavations, trenching, and shoring standards.
# Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
1 1926.651 - Specific Excavation Requirements.

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