Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Wenham

Date: 12/18/2018 7:30 AM - 12/18/2018 3:00 PM

Location: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union Street
South Hamilton, 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
Keith Town of Wenham
Travis Town of Wenham
Myles Town of Salisbury
Shawn Town of Wenham
David Town of Hamilton
Alex Town of Wenham
Sean Town of Wenham
Patrick Town of Wenham
Chuck Town of Salisbury
William Town of Wenham
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst