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Video Conference

TLN - Trenching Safety & Confined Spaces

  • Nov 28, 2017 (2:00 - 5:00 pm Central Time) – Video Conference

Course Description

Excavating is recognized as one of the most hazardous construction operations. This presentation is a component of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction course. It is designed to give an overview of the specific hazards of trenching and excavation activities and of OSHA trenching safety practices.

A confined space is defined as an area that is large enough that an employee can enter, work, has a limited means of entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.

This presentation is designed to cover the hazards of trenching operations as well as the safety strategies involved in ensuring your excavation activities are safe and everyone returns home at the end of the day. Participants will learn to identify the risks and hazards on the job. Necessary safety precautions will be discussed as well.


Bruce Drewes began his career in transportation over 33 years ago as a pipe layer for a construction company in Idaho. After being buried in a trench twice, he successfully pursued a career with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). As a project manager for ITD, Drewes became involved with OSHA and MSHA requirements for construction. For the past 10 years, he has been involved in the Safety Fest of Northwest as a founding partner and instructor. Drewes is currently a contract instructor, providing safety related programs across the U.S. with a focus on local agencies.

Target Audience

Field personnel including maintenance, construction, consultants and contractors


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

515 ½ E BroadwaySuite 101Bismarck, ND 58501