Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Wellesley

Date: 2/25/2020 8:00 AM - 2/25/2020 3:00 PM

Location: Wellesley Municipal Building
20 Municipal Way

Wellesley, 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
Joe Town of Wellesley DPW
Sam Town of Wellesley
John Pare Corporation
Craig City of Fitchburg
Daniel Town of Wellesley DPW
Randy City of Fitchburg
Joseph Town of Dedham
Shaun City of Beverly
Lou City of Beverly
Arthur City of Fitchburg
SHAWN City of Cambridge DPW
Carl City of Fitchburg
Justin Town of Wellesley
Steve Town of Wellesley
Nate Town of Westford
Anthony Town of Wellesley
Derek Town of Westford
Hector City of Boston Public Works Department
Connor Town of Westford
Max Town of Wellesley
Nate City of Beverly
William City of Cambridge DPW
Paul City of Beverly
John City of Beverly
Rich City of Beverly
Jason Town of Wellesley Engineering Division
Dave City of Beverly
Steve Town of Westford
Robert City of Fitchburg
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst