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April 9, 2021

POWTS Safety

Trenching Hazards & OSHA Update


This webinar will be an overview of OSHA Updates and focus on Trenching hazards. OSHA has made some policy and standard changes in the past few years such as COVID-19 Exposure Plan expectations and modified inspections. OSHA made TRENCHING an Agency Priority Goal several years ago and the key elements of a safe trench will be discussed. Other hazards, such as silica, confined space, and utilities will be reviewed.


Become familiar with OSHA’s current policies and areas of emphasis.
Summarize the key elements of OSHA’s trenching standard.
Identify other safety and health hazards at the job site.


Continuing Education Credits (1.0 hours per session) will be available.


Your instructor is Mary Bauer, the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) in the Eau Claire Area OSHA Office. She has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and holds certifications for CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist). Ms. Bauer was a Compliance Officer in the Eau Claire area for 20 years and has been the CAS for the past 15 years. Mary provides general information about OSHA standards and compliance assistance resources. She responds to requests for help from a variety of groups, including small businesses, trade associations, union locals, and community groups.


Register Here:

FREE for WOWRA Members
$10 for Non-Members

Includes class and handouts.*
The registration deadline is two days prior to each session.
No cancellations.
Presented Via Zoom. Internet Connection Required.
Class size is limited so register soon!

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