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Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Workshop - February 28th, 2020 - Charlotte, NC

OSHA requires a "Competent Person" to oversee all trenching and excavation activities on construction sites. The Competent Person must have knowledge and specific training regarding soil analysis, protective systems, OSHA Subpart P regulations, excavation hazards and much more!

This 8-Hour Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Workshop is designed to provide the necessary training for participants to comply with the Competent Person training requirements as described in OSHA 1926 Subpart P regulations for Excavations. The course includes an in depth review of the Subpart P - Excavation regulations. The course includes a "get your hands dirty" hands-on practical exercise to familiarize participants with the required visual and manual tests to properly classify soils as type A, B or C per the OSHA regulations.

Course Topics Include:
A Review of Construction Industry Trenching & Excavation Accident Statistics
Responsibilities of the Competent Person
Basic Soil Failure Mechanics
Scope Application & Key Definitions of OSHA Subpart P-Excavations Regulations
Frequently Cited OSHA Excavation Standards
Evaluating Surface Encumbrances
Evaluating Underground Installations
Trench & Excavation Access & Egress Requirements
Proper Evaluation of Hazardous Atmospheres in Trenches & Excavations
Stability of Adjacent Structures
Inspection Requirements
Requirements for Various Protective Systems Including: Sloping & Benching, Timber Shoring, Trench Shields, Hydraulic Shoring, Other Engineered Systems
Soil Classification Requirements & Techniques

Who Should Attend:
This course is recommended for all utility and construction employees entering trenches or excavations, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project Managers, Foremen, Safety Managers and other personnel responsible for supervising or managing any work activities in or around trenches and excavations on construction, renovation & utility maintenance and repair projects.

Each Participant Will Receive The Following:
Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Safety Training Card
Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Course Manual
29 CFR Part 1926 OSHA Subpart P Regulations for Excavations
Sample Trenching & Excavation Safety Inspection Form

Course begins: 02/28/20
Time: 8:00 - 5:00 Location: Carolinas AGC - 4824 Parkway Plaza Blvd, Charlotte
Fee per Attendee: $250.00
Early Bird Cut Off Date: 02/28/20 Early Bird Price: $250.00
Sponsored By: Carolinas AGC
Helpful Link: Click HERE To Register at Carolinas AGC website
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