Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Board: Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB)

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: 0613232

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Course Description

This course highlights key elements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Excavation standards and describes safe work practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between trenching and excavation
  • Define hazards inherent to working in trenches and excavation sites
  • Outline various soil characteristics and properties
  • Implement safe practice procedures presented by this OSHA Standard
  • Explain how OSHA can assist employers in carrying out safe practices

Instructor Bio

Bonnie PrinseBonnie Prinse

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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