Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Berlin

Date: 12/13/2018 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Berlin Highway Department
112 West Street
Berlin, Massachusetts




What does it mean to be a “Competent Person” in Trenching and Excavation Safety? The OSHA excavation standard states that a competent person is: “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” OSHA states that you must have specific training in and knowledge to perform soil analyses, determine the protective system to be used in excavations and conduct daily inspections.  

This workshop will present individuals with training in the following areas:

  • Conducting site inspections
  • Establishing proper access & egress
  • Identifying potential environmental hazards
  • Determining soil composition & classification
  • Implementing protective systems (sloping, shoring, shielding)

Who Should Attend

Public Works professionals, both management and operations, involved in trenching and excavation who desire “competent person” proficiency in trenching/excavations as it applies to OSHA regulations.

Registration 7:30 AM. Class begins at 8:00 AM.

Register by 12/13/2018


Register by 12/13/2018


If you need to register people other than yourself, call us at 413-545-2604 and we’ll make you a Registration Manager.

First Name Affiliation
Fred Town of Berlin
David Town of Berlin
Joe Town of Hopkinton
Pat Town of Hopkinton DPW
Brian Town of Berlin
Ed Town of Shrewsbury
Pat Town of Hopkinton DPW
Darren City of Fall River
Tom Town of Berlin
John Town of Shrewsbury
Nick Town of Shrewsbury
Phil Town of Hopkinton
Dennis City of Fall River
Jim Town of Berlin
Terrence City of Fall River
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst