Trenching and Excavating Safety: Competent Person-Virtual Classroom
Date: 2/8/2022 8:00 AM - 2/8/2022 10:00 AM
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.
ATTENTION: After registering you will receive an email containing a link to pre-register with Zoom for the virtual class.
This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Mike Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.
If you are having trouble registering, please email email@example.com or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.
|Jasper||Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (NH)|
|Justin||Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)|
|Kris||City of Northampton|
|Joseph||Town of East Longmeadow DPW|
|Michael||Town of Westhampton|
|Joseph||Town of Dedham|
|Felix||City of Northampton|
|Kyle||Town of Wellfleet|
|Robert||Town of East Longmeadow DPW|
|Andrew||Town of Westborough|
|Anthony||Town of East Longmeadow DPW|
|Peter||Town of Wellfleet|
|Austin||Town of Westhampton|
|Justin||Town of Wellfleet|
|Giovanna||City of Salem|
|Enrique||Town of East Longmeadow DPW|
|Lee||Town of Wellfleet|
|Scott||Town of Westhampton|
|Ryan||Town of Wellfleet|
- Michael Smith
Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)