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Monday, September 17, 2018

Excavation & Trench Safety for Onsite Wastewater and Water Well Industry

Start Date: 9/17/2018 8:30 AM MDT
End Date: 9/17/2018 4:00 PM MDT

Venue Name: Lake McConaughy Visitor Center

1475 NE Hwy 61 N
Ogallala, NE  United States  69153

Organization Name: Nebraska Well Drillers Association

Jason W Orton
Email: jason@h2oboy.net
Phone: 4024760162

6 hrs CEU

8:30am Registration Opens
9:00am Introduction to Trench Safety & Review of the OSHA Excavation & Trench Safety Rules—John Thomas, Washington Onsite Sewage Association (WOSSA)
10:00am Definitions within rules and regulations, John Thomas, WOSSA
11:00am Break
11:15am Competent Person
Responsibilities— John Thomas, WOSSA
12:15pm Lunch
12:45pm Soil Classification—John Thomas, WOSSA
1:45pm    Trench Protective Systems: Shoring & Sloping, Shielding, Protective Systems Options—John Thomas, WOSSA
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Onsite Systems, Water Well & Utility/Construction Scenarios and activities
4:00pm Conclude workshop

About the Speaker

John Thomas, Executive Director of the Washington Onsite Sewage Association

John is currently the Executive Director for the Washington Onsite Sewage Association and has held that position for 16 years. He is also a trainer and the Training Director for the OSS education program in Washington. He holds  a B.S. Degree in Environmental Earth Sciences from Northern Michigan University.
In his role as Executive Director, he is responsible for the development and delivery of new and ongoing programs for the Washington Onsite Sewage Association that include the creation of training and learning resources for industry, the public and regulatory communities relating to the Onsite industry. In addition to industry related technology training for Design, Installation and Maintainer’s, he has developed several safety focused training resources that are specific to the Onsite industry under both Federal OSHA Susan Harwood and Washington SHIP (Safety Health Investment Program) grants. He is the principle trainer for WOSSA  for Industry related safety issues including; Confined Space Entry, Excavation and Trenching and Pathogen Exposures for Workers in Onsite and OSHA Focus Four for Onsite.

Registration must be canceled by September 14th to ensure a refund. 


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/11/2018 5:00 PM

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