Confined Space, Trench, and Excavation Safety - Colorado Springs

Event Date: 3/14/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Event Overview
El Paso County Building
3275 Akers Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This morning class is being offered with Fall Protection in the afternoon. You may choose to attend one or the other, but lunch is only included for students who are registered for both classes (full day).

This class is FREE! 

Program Topics

A confined space is a defined as an area that is large enough that an employee can enter, work, and has a limited means of entry or exit. Confined spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy. If you are replacing a culvert under the roadway or installing sewer lines below the basement elevation of homes in the area, the standards found in the OSHA excavation and trenching program will provide a safety working environment.

As a part of this course, the student will:

  • Identify the four categories of hazards of confined spaces,
  • Describe examples of confined spaces found in road construction,
  • Recognize the responsibilities and duties of the competent person,
  • Recognize the training and rescue requirements for personnel involved with confined spaces,
  • Recognize the scope of OSHA General Industry Standards 1910.146 as it applies to OSHA Construction Industry Standard 126.21(b)(6)(i),
  • 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 the types of systems used to protect workers, and
  • Determine basic emergency response procedures.

Roads Scholar II: Safety

This is a course in the Roads Scholar II course track Safety Focus area.

Registration Fee

This class is being offered for free due to a grant from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Cancellation Policy

Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.

Special Notes

In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.


Drewes, Bruce

Bruce Drewes has worked in transportation industry for over thirty years, with the last twelve as an instructor and manager of the Idaho LTAP Center. Bruce has a strong background in Maintenance and Construction when dealing with traffic control, employee and roadway safety, winter operations, and gravel roads. Bruce has provided his knowledge and support to a number of national and local agencies, national associations and organizations. He is currently an instructor for ARTBA as a certified OSHA instructor for 10-hour Construction and OSHA 7600 Disaster Site Workers Outreach courses.