Excavation Safety Training - In Person Event

Essentials in Excavation Safety is designed to educate workers about the hazards associated with trenching and excavation work. Participants will be able to identify potential hazards and what steps can be taken to avoid unsafe conditions when working in and near an excavation site. Virtual reality will be included in the presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • Dangers associated with trenching and excavation
  • Purpose of OSHA and an employer's responsibilities to their workers
  • Access and Egress
  • Mobile equipment near an excavation site
  • Soil Types and tests

By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common excavation hazards
  • State steps to avoid unsafe conditions

Attendees will take a pre-test and post-test, and will receive a certificate of completion for attending the program.

Limited seats available. Please only one representative per member firm.


  • Tim Janis (Safety Training Specialist at Construction Safety Council)

    Tim Janis

    Safety Training Specialist at Construction Safety Council


    Tim Janis is a Safety Professional working within the construction industry for 30 years. Tim earned his B.S. degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Safety in 1993 from Northern Illinois University. He has worked for a variety of General Contractors, Specialty Contractors and Insurance carriers throughout his career managing and leading the safety efforts on multiple building sector and heavy civil projects. Tim earned his Master’s in Business Administration in 2007 from Benedictine University and worked as a part time/paid-on-call Firefighter for his community fire protection district, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. In spring of 2022, Tim joined the Construction Safety Council as a Safety Training Specialist, teaching many of the CSC safety classes.

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DSP Insurance Services, Inc.

1900 East Golf Road, 4th Floor Training Room
Schaumburg, Illinois

If you have any questions please contact Molly Stratman

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Excavation Safety Training

This training event is IN PERSON

Member Price Complimentary

If you are unable to attend the seminar, you must contact the IRTBA Staff no later than Friday, March 22, 2024No-shows will be charged a $50 fee.


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