Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Lanesborough

Date: 6/15/2020 8:00 AM - 6/15/2020 3:00 PM

Location: Skyline Country Club
405 South Main St.

Lanesborough, 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.

Register by 6/15/2020


Register by 6/15/2020


If you are having trouble with registration, please call 413-545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Charles Town of Lanesborough Highway Department
Scott Town of Lanesborough Highway Department
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst