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Excavation and Trench Competent Person

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Excavation and Trench Competent Person


January 16, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carolinas AGC
4824 Parkway Plaza Blvd. Suite 115| Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
Member Cost: $225 | Non-member Cost: $325

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8 hours | OSHA Compliant | 29 CFR 1926.650 & 1926.651

About this event:

Take the same course that has been used to train NC OSHA compliance officers for the last 20 years! This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations. Excavation is the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in other phases of construction work, and that’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavation and trenching jobsites. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of OSHA Subpart P.

Recommended for:
Intended for construction, utility workers, supervisors, or 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 hazards, soils and analysis, use of protective systems and regulatory requirements.

You will:
Gain the knowledge required to be designated by your employer as a “Competent Person.” during trench and excavation operations.

Topics will include:

  • OSHA subpart P
  • Pre-evacuation procedures
  • trenching and shoring methods
  • soil classification
  • equipment ventilation
  • entry/exit procedure
  • monitoring and communications


Paul McCain
, President of McCain Special Services, Inc.

Event/Class contact: Bill Stricker, VP Operations and Workforce Development 704-372-1450 x 5213 bstricker@carolinasagc.org

1/16/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4824 Parkway Plaza Blvd. Suite 115 Charlotte, NC 28217 UNITED STATES
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