*Please bring a soil sample of the soil you typically work with*
This course is for all employees working in trenching and excavation. OSHA requires the employer to have a “competent person” on-site who is trained and knowledgeable in soil analysis, protective systems, and the requirements of the standard. This one-day course meets OSHA 1926 Construction Standard for Trenching & Excavation “Competent Person” as required by OSHA for employers working in trenches. Class content covers all parts of Standard 1926.650-652 to include Soil Analysis, Protective Systems, Underground Utilities, Soil Piles, Safety Requirements, Checklists, and Access and Egress. Students completing this program will receive a pocket card certifying them as Trench “Competent Person”, student workbook and copy of the Trenching Standard.
William Frost has been with Frost Training & Consulting LLC since 2008, working primarily with Public Works Departments and Municipalities all over the state of South Carolina, as well as the South Carolina Department of Transportation. He provides on-site classroom instruction of applicable state and federal safety regulations to employees, on-site evaluations/inspections, written program development, and other safety consultation services. (www.frosttraining.com)
William has taught for Clemson University’s Transportation, Technology and Transfer Service since 2012. William is a licensed SC DHEC Asbestos Instructor, as well as a Georgia Tech Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry and Construction. He is a certified National Safety Council Flagger Instructor, has a partnership with the Municipal Association of South Carolina, and serves on the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s safety committee.
Class registration is from 8:00-8:30. The class will begin at 8:30. Lunch will be provided. We should adjourn around 4:00pm.
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The registration fee for the workshop is $225.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $125.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.
This course has a maximum of 32 students, and will be capped at this number. Advanced registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained. Workshops with low advanced registration will be subject to cancellation.
Anyone who performs or manages any type of excavation to install, repair or replace underground utilities including water and wastewater systems, gas, phone and electric utilities. Water and wastewater utility field personnel, safety program managers, utility inspectors, contractors, supervisors and managers will benefit from this course.
Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.
Checks should be made payable to “Clemson University” and mailed to with the invoice number and/or a copy of your invoice to:
202 Hugo Dr.
Clemson, SC 29634
If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training. No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.
If you have questions regarding workshop registration please email Kelsey Hendrikse or call 864-656-4183.