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OSHA 10 Hour Required

Safety Lunch and Learn

OSHA 10 Hour Required October 19-20, 2017
8am - 2:30pm (19); 8am - 12pm (20); Breakfast & Lunch Provided on Day 1; Breakfast Provided on Day 2
NUCA Member $175; NonMember $200

NUCA of Colorado is offering the OSHA 10 Hour Training designed for all employees involved in construction work, including job foremen, superintendents, engineers and any personnel involved in underground projects.

According to OSHA 20 CFR 1026.21(b)(2), “The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.” The OSHA 10 Hour Outreach Program provides the desired general safety training for construction workers to help facilitate this requirement.

OSHA 10 Hour Training Topics: Introduction to OSHA, OSHA Focus Four Hazards, Fall Protection, Electrical, Struck by (falling objects, trucks, cranes), Caught in/between (trench hazards, equipment), PPE and Lifesaving Equipment, Health Hazards in Construction, Trench & Excavation, Permit Required Confined Space, Two Hours of Elective Topics (based upon class consensus)

Instructor Kris Graham, Customer Training Specialist, Trench Safety Division

Kris Graham’s construction experience started literally from the ground up. He was hired as a pipe layer 34 years ago and took the advice of an old pipe layer: “your back is going to go before your mind, find a way to become an equipment operator, foreman or weasel your way into the office”. He found a way to “weasel” his way into the office and became the company’s first purchasing agent and still managed to go to college at night. During this 9-year period, he learned the different kinds of utilities and their applications and how to read blue prints among other skills sets that he still uses today. Kris is an assistant teacher at the OSHA Institute at Red Rock College bin Lakewood, CO for the 3-day Excavation Safety class.  In the last year and half, he has been one of United Rental Trench Safety’s 8 trainers in our United Academy system. This has allowed me to instruct in over 30 states last year.
During this time, the construction company had a trench cave-in that trapped two and killed four co-workers. The accident made national news and was used by OSHA as one of the case studies to develop the Sub Part-P Excavation Standard. The cave-in had a big impact on Kris and is a large part of the reason he believes so strongly in the importance of trench safety training.
Kris joined United Rentals Trench Safety in 1997 as an OSR and was involved with the original committee that developed the Excavation Training Program that United Rentals uses today. Contractors and Municipalities have been sending their employees to Kris’ classes year after year to train new employees or as refresher courses because he brings first-hand knowledge, yet he still keeps the classes interesting and enjoyable.


In his free time, Kris enjoys taking their motorhome out with friends and family to ride dirt bikes and ATVs in Colorado and Utah. On weekends he still enjoys working on his ‘65 Mustang fastback and going out for a drive with his wife of 38 years.

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:30pm
United Rentals - 791 E 64th Ave. Denver, CO 80229

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