Competent Person for Trenching & Shoring - Watertown ***Session Full***
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Event Date: 7/31/2024 - 8/1/2024

Event Overview

This session is full at this time. Please contact Bethe Greene at if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

DATE CHANGE: This course was originally scheduled for June 18th and June 19th, 2024

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This is a 1.5-day course.  
 - Day 1:  8:30 am - 3:00 pm
 - Day 2:  8:30 am - 12:00 pm (no lunch provided)

A CT Road Master Program ELECTIVE Workshop

Course Description:

Trenching and Shoring activities are some of the most dangerous in public works. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has very specific guidelines and requirements to ensure the safety of those involved. This training is designed to satisfy the OSHA training requirements of a "competent person" make inspections of excavations and the surrounding work areas to identify situations that could result in hazardous conditions (e.g., possible cave-ins, indications of failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions), and ensure that corrective measures are taken when necessary. Using lecture, group discussion and field activities, participants will gain the knowledge they need to make these important decisions for your agency and your crews.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

• Conduct visual analysis and hazard assessment of a worksite before and during operations.

• Install a trench protection system properly.

• Conduct soil tests and work safely around underground utilities.

• Understand OSHA regulations for shoring, sloping & benching, and trench boxes.

• Identify and control hazardous atmospheres lurking inside trenches.

• Handle OSHA inspections at your trenching and excavation site.

Who Should Attend:

  • Highway Superintendents
  • Road Foremen
  • Crew Leaders
  • Directors of Public Works


Adam Drummond is the President of National Safety Services, LLC. He is responsible for the development and delivery of National Safety Services’ programs nationally, including environmental, health, and safety training. Adam has over 30 years of experience in safety training, consulting, and the products industry. He has designed more than 75 individual training programs for safety and environmental applications.


  • Please email any questions to Bethe Greene at
  • Cost: (Includes lunch and course materials)
    - $200 - State and Municipal participants
    - $400 - Private-sector participants
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Registrants who are unable to attend and do not cancel in advance are subject to the registration fee. Substitutions may be made at anytime. Please notify us of changes.
  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Bethe Greene at
  • Video/Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed/filmed.