What You Will Learn
- Discuss various trenching and excavation hazards and how to mitigate them
- Define the term, “competent person” as found in 29 CFR 1926.32(f) and review the specific duties of the competent person in trenching and excavation work
- List the specific “competent person” duties set forth in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P: Excavation
- Develop a better understanding of how you can apply ANSI/ASSP A10.12 for sloping, benching, shoring and shielding protective systems
Levels (Experience with Topic)
Applies to beginner, intermediate, advanced and executive levels.
Scott Ketcham, M.P.A., CSP
Scott Ketcham is director for OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. Prior to this, he was deputy director of the directorate and served nearly 20 years in the field with OSHA in the following positions: Area Director, Alaska; Assistant Area Director, Lubbock, TX; Acting Deputy Regional Administrator, Seattle, WA, and Philadelphia, PA; and compliance officer and manager, Boise, ID, New Orleans, LA, Little Rock, AR, El Paso, TX, and Austin, TX, area offices. Before joining OSHA, he was a staff industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army Medical Activity at Bassett Army Hospital on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. View his LinkedIn profile.
Michael W. Hayslip, Esq., P.E., CSP
Michael W. Hayslip is the president and owner of NESTI, a national occupational safety and health organization actively providing OSHA-based training and expert witness services for more than 30 years in the areas of trenching and excavation, fall protection, confined space, scaffolding, concrete work, lifting and rigging, fork lifts, aerial lifts and more. Hayslip is uniquely qualified as a professional civil engineer, CSP and attorney as well as an active member of the ANSI/ASSP A10.12 Committee on Excavation. He wore his tools in the field of heavy/marine and related construction industries. He has served as national corporate safety and risk manager for a large concrete placement construction firm. View his LinkedIn profile.
Stephen J. Stock, P.E., P.L.S.
Stephen J. Stock chairs the ANSI/ASSP A10.12 Subgroup for Trenching and Shoring. He is an engineer with Stock Enterprises and provides engineering and surveying investigations for failure analysis and toward the resolution of claims and litigation. Prior to this, Stock worked with OSHA, providing technical and on-site assistance to the OSHA field, regional and national offices for wide variety of engineering situations including shoring process failure, excavations, confined space design and others. View his LinkedIn profile.
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