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Competent Person for Jobsite Safety

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 (7:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

OSHA requires that employers on construction sites conduct safety inspections of jobsites and require that a Competent Person, designated by the employer, be responsible for the completion of the inspections. More specifically a Competent Person is required to complete inspections of scaffolds, fall protection equipment and systems, trenches, confined spaces, and more.

The intent of this session is to review the role of the Competent Person and to assist in identifying the hazards associated with many of the jobsite programs requiring inspections.

At the end of this session participants will understand the importance of inspections, what to look for and how to meet OSHA’s requirements. This session will include classroom exercises to assist in developing the skills and knowledge to aid in the development of inspection forms and guides used to develop their own competent person inspection program.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understand what defines a Competent Person and their role on a jobsite.
  • Discover when and how often to complete inspections.
  • Understand the connections between the general contractor, sub-contractor and the Competent Person.
  • Know who is responsible for completing jobsite inspections.
  • Learn how this general requirement for site inspections tie-in to more specific inspection requirements found in other standards.
  • Gain knowledge of how inspections can be used to better manage safety.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who has the potential to or has been identified by their employer to conduct a worksite inspection should attend.

Since site safety and inspections are required, lead persons, supervisors, foremen, project managers or even individual trades persons have been most likely tasked with company safety responsibilities. These persons along with Safety Managers and Construction Managers, who are responsible for maintaining and implementing inspection programs, will benefit from attending this informative program.


Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone, provides safety training and safety services for the Chapter’s members. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He has been providing Health and Safety services since 1996. Kevin is an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer for the Mid-Atlantic OTI Education Center. He has aided with Workers’ Compensation, ergonomics, rehabilitation, fall protection system design and install, developed safety programs for automated systems, jobsite audits, PIT operator trainings, and an extensive list of trainings related to OSHA and safety during his career.

Preferred registration date: July 3, 2017

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Registration Fees:
Member (cash/invoice) $125.00
Member (credit card) $130.00
Non Member $180.00