Trench Safety [20.15]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center

   Benjamin Brooks, Instructor, Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Trenching
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced

This session covers the hazards of working in and around trenches (e.g., water intrusion and entering and exiting). The presenter describes the equipment needed and how to recognize the signs of an unsafe trench. He also covers site specific planning, including fire and rescue. Learn how to make a trench safe for entry and what you need to do in case of an incident.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define what qualifies as a trench.
2. Identify trench hazards.
3. Describe how to plan an excavation.
4. Summarize safe practices in and around a trench.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  EPA: 1
  EMS: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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