This comprehensive training program was developed to educate attendees on the hazards found in trench and excavation work in the transportation construction industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Identifying basic hazards associated with trenching and excavation
  • Explaining how protective systems work and how they protect workers
  • Describing inspection requirements, duties of the “competent person,” and other safety considerations in trenching and excavation work

The event is part of the 2021 Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day Virtual Series

Dates and Times

We're offering two identical sessions of this virtual training on April 13, 2021, and May 18, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Sign up for the session that best fits your schedule.

After registering, you will receive a calendar invitation containing Zoom login credentials two weeks before the training.


Training Access

This virtual training will be hosted using Zoom. We recommend that all registrants test their connection prior to the workshop using Zoom’s test meeting. Additionally, if you are new to Zoom, we recommend viewing the Zoom for Students Tutorial video.

If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Katherine Stanley at 612-626-1023 or Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.



The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association created this session with the support of the OSHA Harwood grant.