Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.10 - Utility Foreman Safety Training Course

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) The Safety Training Course required of persons applying for utility foreman certification must be a course with at least 12 hours of actual instruction including Competent Person in Trenching and Excavation and Confined Space Entry Training. The course must give adequate instruction on methods of design of protective systems, procedures for conducting initial inspections, soil assessment methods, methods for checking for the presence of fissures, methods of assessing the capacity of the system to resist load, methods of assessing the stability of adjoining structures, and methods of conducting daily inspections and inspection based on changing circumstances, as covered by 29CFP11926(P). The course instructor must have field experience, training experience, and educational background and have completed a Safety Training Course, acceptable to the division.
(2) In order to be approved as a Safety Training Course, the course outline and procedures, participate workbook, and instructor's qualifications must be submitted to the utility division. If the course and the instructor are acceptable to the division, the course will receive probationary approval for one year. Continuation of the approval beyond the initial one year period will be based on the board review of the course and instructor, any audit by the division of the course, participants attending. As a condition of approval, the division reserves the right to have members or staff attend courses unannounced and without charge. If the division determines that the course is not adequate or the instructor is not qualified, the division may cancel its approval at any time. If the course or instructor are not accepted by OSHA as adequate for competent person training, or confined space entry training, the division may cancel its approval of the course or instructor at any time. Persons conducting a course for which approval has been denied or canceled may request to meet with the division to discuss the course.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.10
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25; 43-14-5, 43-14-6, 43-14-8.4.
Original Rule entitled "Utility Foreman Safety Training Course" adopted. F. Jun. 18, 1993; eff. July 8, 1993. Amended: F. Oct. 13, 2017; eff. Nov. 2, 2017.

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