Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Sudbury

Date: 6/20/2024 7:30 AM - 6/20/2024 3:00 PM

Location: Sudbury Public Safety
75 Hudson Road

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Capacity:

30/30

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Overview

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Course Description

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.

Please download the handouts prior to class.

Registration 7:30 AM. Class begins at 8:00 AM.
 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Office Town of Sudbury DPW
David Town of Sudbury DPW
Richard Town of Sudbury DPW
Patrick Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Tom Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Patrick Town of Sudbury DPW
James Town of Danvers DPW- Street Division
Fabricio Town of Needham DPW
Leandro Town of Needham DPW
Cameron Town of Needham DPW
Jeffrey Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Kyle Town of Sudbury DPW
Owen Town of Sudbury DPW
Ron Town of Lexington
John Town of Lexington
Taylor Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Brian Town of Sudbury DPW
Patrick Town of Brookline
Daniel Town of Brookline
Sean Town of Lexington
Maurice Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Jim Town of Danvers DPW- Street Division
Aidan Town of Sudbury DPW
Peter Town of Southborough
Joseph Town of Sudbury Conservation
Nick Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Paul Town of Concord DPW- Highway & Grounds Division
Phelps Town of Lexington
Christopher Town of Needham DPW
Robert Town of Concord
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)