Washington State Fairgrounds

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Course credits: 0.6
Course contact hours: 6
Seats available: 0

Class description

The 2023 Washington Trench Safety Summit is presented by the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) and OSHA Region 10.

Summit speakers and presentation topics include: 

  • Kevin Malloy (NAXSA President) - overview and future of the industry
  • David Conley (WA L&I) - WA L&I’s updated shoring and trenching emphasis
  • Mandi Kime (WA AGC) - mental health in construction
  • Kemp Garcia (NUCA) - 811 dig law prevention / hydrovac technologies
  • Mark Gunderson (Badger Daylighting) - hydrovac excavating
  • John Meissner, PE (DH Charles Engineering) - engineering standards in underground construction
  • Brad Chaney (Captain, South King County Fire) - trench fatality incident review and outcome
  • South King County Fire and Rescue - demonstration of a mock trench rescue
  • plus outside training on test gear, shoring, confined space, traffic control and safety systems


Partners and sponsors for this event include D.P. Nicoli, Inc., United Rentals, National Trench Safety, HERC Rentals, Sunbelt Rentals, Sunstate Equipment, NAXSA, 811, WA NUCA, Pacific Shoring, ARCOSA, Beaver Technology Services, Kloeckner Metals, The Integrated Group, Bidadoo, Owen Equipment, and the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center at the University of Washington.


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 
Registration and check-in is open 7 AM to 8 AM 
The Trench Summit runs from 8 AM to 4 PM

A complimentary continental breakfast and catered lunch will provided.

Registration notes: 
Preregistration is required. Walk-up registration will not be available the day of the event. Attendance for this free event is limited to 425 participants with a maximum of 15 attendees per company. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so others may reserve seats.

Course location

Washington State Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
United States

Directions & info

Free parking is available in the Gold Lot, enter through the Gold Gate.