Trenching and Excavation Safety

Date: October 14, 2009

Trenching and Excavation is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Please join us for a presentation on Trenching and Excavation Safety by Kurt Stranne*, P.E., C.S.P. Attendees will receive in-depth information about this topic including the ten most common trenching and excavation code violations and how to keep workers safe on the job.

 *Kurt Stranne (pronounced "Straw-nee") is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and is a Certified Safety Professional. Mr. Stranne is the owner of Apex Consulting Engineers, LLC, providing construction safety consultation, site safety inspections, and training. As the Safety Director for a large Pacific Northwest consturction contractor, he built a successful safety culture that significantly reduced workplace injuries. Mr. Stranne is an instructor at the OSHA Region X Education Center and is the Course Director for Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics.

For further details about this event, please contact Anne Laughlin, Safety Summit Coordinator, at 206.812.3824 or email

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"The Safety Summit is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when employers, labor, and government work cooperatively to attain a common goal - in this case, the reduction of deaths and serious job-related injuries."

Richard Terrill
OSHA Region X