Learn More about Trenching and Excavation
OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives.
When done safely, trenching operations can reduce worker exposure to other potential hazards including falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and incidents involving mobile equipment. To protect these workers, employers must think about preventing injuries and providing workers with the right equipment for the job.
A new video developed by OSHA Region VI Training Institute Education Centers offers guidance on how to prevent injuries and fatalities from common hazards in trenching and excavation.
The one-hour video focuses on:
- Cave In Protection
- Best Practices
- Other Hazards in Trenching
*The video is free of charge and will be available for viewing beginning February 18th. Please register to receive a link to the video by completing the form on this page.