Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Harvard

Date: 2/4/2020 8:00 AM - 2/4/2020 3:00 PM

Location: Harvard Town Hall
13 Ayer Road

Harvard, 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.
First Name Affiliation
Ronald Town of Harvard
Tim Town of Harvard
Gary City of Marlborough
Larry Town of Harvard
Nick Town of Harvard
Mark Town of Sturbridge
Jonathan Town of Stow Highway Department
Andy Town of Harvard
Justin Town of Sudbury
Matthew Town of Hanson Highway Department
Brian Town of Sturbridge
Henry Town of Harvard
Robert Town of Natick DPW
Jason Town of Harvard
Daniel Town of Sturbridge
Ben Town of Harvard
Steve Town of Shelburne
Cameron Town of Sudbury
Joseph Town of Sudbury
Joe Town of Harvard
Chris Town of Shelburne
Mark Town of Shelburne
Sam Town of Harvard
Craig Town of Harvard
Rob Town of Harvard
Kimberly Town of Sturbridge
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst