Presentation Title
Excavation Pre-Planning Saves Lives
About the Presentation

The program will focus on proper pre-planning of excavations. Some areas of focus are how to prepare a pre-plan with special emphasis on the emergency responders.

The Presenters
Terence McGovern, Safety Manager, Med-Tex Services, Inc.
Presenter Biography

Terence McGovern is a safety, health and rescue professional with Med-Tex Services, Inc. He has been engaged in all aspects of Med-Tex Service business models for over 20 years.  In his current role as safety manager, he is responsible for overseeing field based safety technicians.  Terry has managed or personally worked on several high profile construction safety projects. 

Terry is also a subject matter authority in the areas of high-angle and confined space rescue.  Terry’s experience touches many industries, including petro-chemical, power generation, construction and pharmaceutical. 

Terry has a certificate in the “Construction Safety & Health – Certificate Program” at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  Further, he has received his Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and Construction Safety & Health Technician (CHST) certificates through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
In addition, he is attending La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania completing his degree in Business Administration. 

As an OSHA 500 instructor, Terry regularly teaches OSHA 10 and 30-hour programs.  As well, he is an authorized master instructor with the Mid-Atlantic OTI (OSHA Training Institute) Education Center.  Terry has been a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 1987 and is a certified American Red Cross CPR and first aid instructor.


John Lees, Anderson Construction Company