Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Berlin

Date: 1/4/2019 7:30 AM - 1/4/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Berlin Highway Department
23 Linden St
Berlin, Massachusetts




Rescheduled from December 13, 2018

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.
First Name Affiliation
Fred Town of Berlin
David Town of Berlin
Joe Town of Hopkinton
Pat Town of Hopkinton
James Town of Boylston
Jacob Town of Maynard
Brian Town of Berlin
J R City of Fall River
Peter Town of Grafton
Joel Town of Grafton
Ed Town of Shrewsbury
Patrick Town of Grafton
Joe Town of Grafton
Pat Town of Hopkinton
Darren City of Fall River
Tom Town of Berlin
Steve Town of Boylston
Joe Town of Maynard
John Town of Shrewsbury
Nick Town of Shrewsbury
Gordon City of Leominster
Phil Town of Hopkinton
Dennis City of Fall River
Jim Town of Berlin
Terrance City of Fall River
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst