WebEd: Understanding the New A92 Changes and the Responsibilities of the Competent Person for Underground Work

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In this two-part presentation, we will first discuss the new ANSI A92 standard regulations for aerial equipment. We will cover how the manufacturers are changing the look and functionality of the machines, how the training requirements have changed and what will be required by the supervisors of operators of aerial equipment. The second part of this presentation will include a review of the results from a trench survey, conducted by CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, created to reveal potential factors that may contribute to the alarming rise in trench fatalities. As we consider those results, we will review the responsibilities of the Competent Person and what they need to manage on a project with regard to soils, underground installations and the safety of the workers. We will conclude by discussing common and uncommon solutions for protecting workers and underground installations alike.


Luke Borlee
Region Product Development Manager (United Academy)
United Rentals

Luke has been with United Rentals for 13 years in various roles within safety, focusing on customer training.  He is a Certified Master Trainer on forklifts, mobile elevated work platforms and earth moving equipment.  Luke is an OSHA Outreach Trainer and 17-year USAF vet.  While serving, he instructed Airmen on fall protection and confined space entry, earning an Associates in Aviation Maintenance & Technology.

Joe Wise
Region Customer Training Manager
United Rentals Trench Safety

Joe has been with United Rentals for 15 years and during this time has served in various leadership positions to educate contractors on compliance and protective system solutions for trench/excavation and confined space operations.  With a team of safety training professionals who deliver scheduled training across North America, he oversees design and development to existing programs to enhance classroom and online learning experiences for confined space and excavation safety.

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Everyone who registers for an AGC WebEd will receive a link with access to the audio recording and the presentation.

Technology Requirements: 

AGC of America uses Go-To-Meetings to conduct WebEd. You will not incur any cost for using the platform. However, if you have not used this platform previously, please test your computer prior to the WebEd. You may be required to download software, i.e., Java and may need administrative rights to your computer. For computer specifications, please visit https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/online-meeting-support  or contact meetings@agc.org.