About Us - Cost Effective On-Site OSHA Trench & Excavation Safety Training Classes
Trench Safety Training is owned and operated by Wendell Wood.
Mr. Wood served for many years as VP of Shoring for GME, a leading manufacturer of shoring equipment. During that time, he co-chaired the Safety Committee of NUCA, representing utility contractors before OSHA committees and labor groups.
As the first president of the TSSA, Trench Shielding and Shoring Association, he represented existing manufacturers before various OSHA committees during the rewrite of the Subpart P Standard.
He also provided official comments before congress, and chaired working committees of labor and union representatives, utility contractors and shoring manufacturers.
Additionally, he solicited comments from utility contractors nationwide, and with this information met with OSHA leaders to provide contractor comments regarding drafts of the anticipated standard.
After the issuance of OSHA Subpart P, he served with Dr. Jack Mickle, Chairman of the ANSI 10.12 subcommittee on Excavation Safety. This ANSI standard was subsequently published as a joint project by ANSI and the National Safety Council.