Trench safety saves lives.
This often-spoken phrase is implemented with the training and assignment of individuals designated as competent persons to job sites with open trenches, pits and excavations.
More than a description, a competent person is defined by OSHA as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them” [29 CFR 1926.32(f)].
Competent person training is currently available through Neff Rental in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. During the one-day program, individuals are provided specific training...