Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person - Wilbraham

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

Location: Wilbraham Police Dept.
2780 Boston Road

Wilbraham, Massachusetts




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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.

Register by 6/3/2024


Register by 6/3/2024


If you are having trouble registering, please email or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the class, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

First Name Affiliation
Kody Town of Wilbraham DPW
Kristin Town of Wilbraham DPW
Quinn City of Chicopee
Dominic Private Citizen
Sebastian Town of Shrewsbury
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)