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OSHA Excavation Safety: Competent Person Training

In-Person Workshop at SOWELA Technical Community College | Lake Charles, LA

Workshop Description

The “OSHA Excavation Safety: Competent Person Training” workshop has been designed for industry operating personnel and their contractor partners engaged in pipeline excavation activities. The Workshop addresses PHMSA and OSHA’s regulatory requirements for excavation safety and the requirements for individuals trained as “Competent Persons” to maintain excavation safety.

Course Summary

This 1-day workshop addresses OSHA and PHMSA’s Excavation Safety regulations. The workshop content and classroom exercises are designed to explore elements of the trench collapses and cave-ins that pose risks to workers’ lives. Safe excavation operations can reduce worker exposure to other potential hazards, including trench collapses, falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and mobile equipment incidents. The Pipeline Operators must comply with the trenching and excavation requirements of 29 CFR 1926.651 and 1926.652, or comparable OSHA-approved state plans requirements and DOT regulation 192.605 (b) (9) addressing excavation inspection. This training will benefit experienced pipeline operating personnel, supervisors, engineers, and new entrants to the pipeline industry.

Attendees will qualify for 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.

 Who Should Attend

  • Field operations technicians

Registration Fee

Includes coffee, tea, water, sodas and box lunch.

Participants can receive a discount when also registering for the Skilled Performance Evaluator Workshop the following day, at the same location.

Meeting materials will be sent ahead via email to attendees for downloading.


For Registration Information Please Contact Member Services.

For Content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

Experienced Instructor

Tom Pendleton, PenEdu Learning, LLC

Tom E. Pendleton is the President and CEO of PenEdu Learning, LLC, a training solutions provider.  Prior to forming PenEdu Learning, Tom worked 38 years for a Houston based energy company, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.  During Tom’s industry career he was involved in the natural gas distribution, gas transmission (pipeline), hazardous liquid pipeline, processing plant (fractionation) operations, petroleum marketing crude and gas liquids, Chemicals, Transportation, Risk Management, Environmental (air, water, waste), OSHA Safety, and Technical Training.  For the past 17 years, Tom has been responsible for Workforce Development, Technical Skills Training, and Operator Qualification.  Additionally, Tom directed an Internet-based training company, creating and marketing online training.

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SOWELA Technical Community College
Regional Training Center, Room 305, 1st Floor
3820 Sen J. Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70615

Registration Information
Member $600
Member (combined with SPEW Workshop) $800
Non-Member $700
Non-Member (combined with SPEW Workshop) $1,000

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy “B” when cancellation is required.

In the event of Covid-related cancellation, SGA will notify all attendees 5 days in advance and the workshop will instead be presented virtually.

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