Kentucky OSHA Trenching Classes
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For excavation and plumbing contractors under 30 employees
March 16 & 17, 2010
and Technical College
Annually, dozens of workers are killed in trenching and excavation accidents and hundreds more are injured. Small businesses are especially vulnerable. With the right training, these deaths and injuries are preventable.
Join the experts at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, for trenching classes designed to protect small excavation and plumbing contractors from trenching hazards. The event is sponsored by the NIOSH Small Business Cross-Sector Program and its partners, AGC of Kentucky and Kentucky OSHA.
Download the form, complete, and fax to AGC of Kentucky at (502) 227-8014.
Call 1-800-456-0215 or register online at http://www.agcky.org.
In this class, you'll move from classroom presentations to an outdoor demonstration of trench safety techniques and equipment during one four-hour session. You'll see the latest trenching, shoring, and shielding procedures and equipment. Some of the products demonstrated are particularly good for smaller jobs where protective shoring or shielding is still needed.
Sign up for any of the four sessions offered on March 16 and 17, 2010. Each class features two hours of classroom instruction and two hours of live trenching demonstration. Sessions will be taught by three of the area's best industry professionals and safety experts: Al Heckmann of Heckmann Sales & Leasing, Steven Jones of Kentucky OSHA, and Ronnie Perkins of AGC of Kentucky. Training will be held on the campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Special thanks to Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Heckmann Sales & Leasing for location and equipment assistance.
Classes cover a broad range of trenching topics:
- Overview of excavation hazards
- Planning an excavation
- Soil testing
- Site inspections
- Sloping and benching soil
- Power equipment
- Shielding, shoring, and other protective systems
- Rigging equipment and methods
- Installation and removal of protective systems
- Kentucky OSHA requirements
- Other jobsite concerns such as access and egress, water accumulation, adjacent buildings, fall protection for the public, warning systems on mobile equipment, hazardous atmospheres, personal protective equipment
Courses will be presented by three experienced instructors:
Heckmann Sales & Leasing
Senior OSH Safety Consultant
Safety and Education Director
AGC of Kentucky
Why take this class?
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Hispanic Worker Dies Due To Trench Cave-In
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