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Preventing Runovers and Backovers - Trenching and Excavating

  • Jun 18, 2019 (8:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 7:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Jamestown City Hall - 102 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown ND

Please print and post the Preventing Runovers & Backovers - Trenching & Excavating training poster (PDF, 563K) at your location and encourage participation.


DEADLINE: Tuesday – June 11, 2019

There is a $25.00 registration fee (includes printed training materials and instructor fees). NDLTAP will invoice post event.


Preventing Runovers & Backovers (4 hours)
In the transportation community, runovers and backovers cause the largest number of fatal and serious injuries, according to OSHA data. This 4-hour OSHA-sponsored course helps reduce fatalities and accidents in the roadway construction industry by:

  • Identifying the difference between external and internal traffic control
  • Reviewing some of the issues with external traffic control that create driver confusion as they pass through the workzone
  • Separating trucks and heavy machines from workers on foot in the work zone
  • Creating an internal traffic control plan

Trenching & Excavating (2 hours)
If you are replacing a culvert under the roadway or installing sewer lines below the elevation of the basement of homes in the area, the standards found in the OSHA excavation and trenching program provide a safe working environment. In this course the student will:

  • Identify basic hazards associated with excavations and trenching
  • Recognize the need for strict adherence to benching and shoring requirements
  • Recognize required responsibilities of the competent person
  • Recognize the elements of soil stability and basic classifications
  • Recognize types of systems used to protect workers
  • Determine basic emergency response procedures


Bruce Drewes: began his career in transportation more than 34 years ago as a pipe layer for a construction company in Idaho. After being buried in trenches 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 11 years, he has been involved in the Safety Fest of the Great Northwest as a founding partner and instructor. Drewes is currently a contract instructor providing safety-related programs across the United States with a focus on local agencies.

Target Audience

Field personnel including maintenance, construction, consultants and contractors and safety personnel..

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