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Trenching and Excavating Competent Person

OSHA requires a competent person to be present during most trenching and excavating activities (29 CFR 1926.650-652). The competent person must be familiar with choosing a soil type, choosing and properly installing a protective system, and ensuring other hazards in or near the trenching or excavating project are properly controlled. This program is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge required to meet the OSHA Competent Person requirements and includes:
  • Understanding the OSHA standard Subpart P
  • Understanding the requirements and methods for properly analyzing soil
  • Understanding and choosing the right protective system
  • Understanding how to plan for excavation work
  • Understanding other applicable OSHA standards
Length: Half Day

Prerequisites: NONE

Who should attend:
Construction and utility foremen, supervisors, workers, safety directors and others responsible for safety on individual job sites.

Objective:
  • Regulations for Trenching and Excavation

  • Use of Protective Systems

  • Soil Analysis
Continuing Education Units:
Attend the Trenching and Excavating course and earn .35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Minnesota Safety Council.

Location:
This course will be held at the Minnesota Safety Council Resource Center located at 474 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul. Take the Dale Street exit from I-94. Proceed east on south frontage road (Concordia Avenue) past the American Lung Association. Turn right into our lower level parking lot.

Lodging:
Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 West 7th Street in St. Paul. Reservations can be made directly by calling 651-225-1515 or booking online, single or double occupancy. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in a Minnesota Safety Council training course to receive the preferred rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration and payment are required. Hopefully you won't need to cancel, but if you do, please do so at least three business days prior to the course for a full refund. No refunds will be made after three business days prior to the course. This policy will be enforced, so please plan ahead if you need to cancel your attendance.

Nov 19, 2019
TREN-3193
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Safety Council Lower Level East Classroom
Instructor: Garry Kroft
Members: $170.00 / $155.00
Nonmembers: $195.00

Faculty

Garry Kroft, MS, CSP    
Consultant
Garry is a CSP (Certified Safety Professional) with a MS degree in safety from UW-Stout. He is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and has over 40 years of safety/risk control experience in general industry and construction. Garry has worked as a risk control consultant for three major commercial insurance carriers for 30 years and is a retired US Army Major. Additionally, he has twice received the Chapter SPY (Safety Professional of the Year) Award from the Northwest Chapter of ASSP.

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