Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Acton

Date: 1/10/2019 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Acton Public Safety Facility
371 Main Street
Acton, 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 1/10/2019


Register by 1/10/2019


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
Thomas Town of Acton
Reneto Town of Acton
Luke City of Leominster
Natasha City of Newton
Andy Town of East Bridgewater
Joe Town of Pembroke
Steven Town of East Bridgewater
Rick Town of Bedford DPW
David Town of Bedford DPW
Tim Town of Bedford DPW
Scott Town of Pembroke
John Town of Bedford DPW
Brian Town of Bedford DPW
Erick Town of East Bridgewater
Brian Town of East Bridgewater
David Town of Bedford DPW
Doug Town of Bedford DPW
Nick Town of Bedford DPW
Milagros City of Lawrence
Neil Town of East Bridgewater
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst