Trench & Excavation Hands-on Soil Analysis and Competent Person Course
About this event:
Take the same National Award winning course that has been used to train Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officers in several states over the past 20+ years! This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of performing work in excavation and trenching. Each student is introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations. This program includes hands-on soil classification exercises where each student performs the visual and manual tests required in the OSHA Subpart P Excavation Standard with a variety of actual soil samples that represent OSHA soil types A, B and C. Contractor work in trenches and other types of excavations continue to be one of the most dangerous types of construction activities on-site. So many workers have been killed or seriously injured working in and around excavations that OSHA requires a “Competent Person” to directly oversee all excavation and trenching operations on jobsites nationwide. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about: soil analysis, the use of a variety of protective systems to prevent cave-ins, and the other requirements of OSHA Subpart P.
Construction laborers, utility workers, inspectors, field foremen and supervisors, and anyone working in or around trenches and other types of excavations that may be designated as a “Competent Person”. This 8-hour course instructs the student in the identification of numerous potential hazards, the proper techniques for soils analysis, the use of protective systems and other regulatory requirements.
Understand the OSHA regulations and types of competency necessary for an employee to be designated by their employer as a “Competent Person.” during trenching and excavation operations.
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Your Instructor: Paul P. McCain PE