Excavation and trenching are extremely hazardous operations that expose workers to the possibility of serious injury or death. The greatest hazard associated with trenching is a cave-in of the surrounding soil when workers are in the trench, the result often being fatal.
This program instructs on trenching operations, including:
- Soil Basics
- Trench Protection (Sloping & Benching, Shoring & Shielding, Avoiding Hazards),
- Recognizing the signs of trench danger and handling trench emergencies.
Training will include a 2-hour hands-on field demonstration.
Presenter: Mike Hayslip, Esq. PE, CSP. Mike is a frequent and highly rated presenter for MTA/MVRMA in the areas of health and safety training. He is president and owner of NESTI, a safety and health-training firm. Mike is an attorney and a professional engineer with more than 15 years of hands-on safety experience. Mike is a well-known public speaker and adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and Clark State University.