OSHA requires a competent person be onsite at every excavation. The competent person is required to evaluate site safety and resolve existing and potential hazards.
This workshop is designed for city and utility employees and outside contractors employed by a city, or anyone working in a trenching and shoring situation. It is an excellent opportunity to become qualified as a competent person (or stay current with the responsibilities).
The DNR has approved 0.6 CEUs for WD and WW only.
The training received will cover the overall requirements of the law, including:
- Employee Safety
- Dealing with traffic
- Soil identification
- Emergency equipment
- Determining if shoring is needed
- Proper methods of trenching and shoring
Contact the contractors that work for your city/utility and encourage them to register and attend. For more information or to register, click here for the March 21 workshop and click here for the April 11 workshop.