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SOLD OUT! Digging Deeper into Construction Trenching and Excavation Hazards

Date: October 19 & 20
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Online

This workshop is SOLD OUT. New dates have been added on November 2 & 3.  Click here to register for the alternate class.  Space is very limited so please register today. If you have problems or would like to register multiple people, please call (720) 624-6728.

Registration is still open for the webinar in Spanish on October 26 & 27. Click here for more information.

Safety is a critical component of all construction projects and is especially important for workers who are in the field digging and removing earth. Owners and prime contractors require each individual to understand safety best practices. Connect2DOT has partnered with Red Rocks Community College to provide contractors with a 4-hour virtual OSHA workshop on trench safety and safe habit awareness. This 2-part online webinar is for construction workers who are performing trenching and excavation on all types of construction projects, including CDOT. The goal is to create safety habits that guide your approach to the hazards of working below the surface.

The FREE 4-hour course is divided into 2- 2 hour sessions. The webinar will cover the following topics:

Part 1 (October 19, 5pm-7pm):
  • Occupational hazards associated with construction site excavations and social style mentoring to support co-workers in achieving work goals safely.
  • Regulatory requirements for employers engaged in excavation activities and hazard control.
Part 2 (October 20, 5pm-7pm):
  • Competent person responsibilities.
  • Soil Characteristics and protective systems in excavations.
  • Comprehensive manual and instruction from an OSHA-certified trainer
  • Certificate of Completion after attending both days
  • .4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for completing 4 hours of training
Audience: We encourage small business owners, supervisors, and on-site trenching and excavating staff to attend.


Agnes Talamantez Carroll, of ATC & Associates, is a well-known bilingual Spanish/English health and safety trainer and consultant over the past 15 years. As an OSHA Certified Outreach Trainer since 2005, Ms. Carroll has delivered many community safety workshops in Spanish and in English required for both OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour certification. She has also conducted training and safety consulting privately for both small companies and large corporations. She has been the safety trainer for all of the crafts engaged in the RTD Light Rail projects in the Denver Metro area from TREX to the Gold Line to DIA. Ms. Carroll serves as an online bilingual instructor and consultant offering technical support for UL Pure Safety and is approved by OSHA to deliver online 10 and 30 hour courses in English, Spanish, and a total of 8 different languages.