Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Chicopee

Date: 1/18/2023 7:30 AM - 1/18/2023 3:00 PM

Location: Westover
27 lonzack St

Chicopee, Massachusetts



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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
Maxwell Town of Hatfield
Max Town of Belchertown DPW
Abbie Town of Shrewsbury
Mike Town of Shrewsbury
Nathan Town of Williamstown DPW
Roland Town of Belchertown DPW
Robert Town of Natick DPW
Frank Town of Longmeadow DPW
Chad Town of Williamstown DPW
Joe Town of Ware
michael City of Worcester
Steve Town of Ware
Andrew Town of Ware DPW
Dave Town of Williamstown DPW
Mark Town of Ware DPW
Joseph MassDOT District 2
Chris Town of Deerfield
Bob Town of Williamstown DPW
Paul N. Town of West Boylston DPW
Michael City of Agawam
Sean Town of Ware
Matt City of Worcester DPW & Parks
Bill Town of Ware
Leslie City of Worcester DPW & Parks
Brian Town of Ware DPW
Pedro City of Worcester, Dept of Transportation & Mobility
Sal City of Worcester Water & Sewer Operations
Denali City of Worcester DPW & Parks
David Town of Longmeadow DPW
Adam City of Agawam
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)