Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, are a significant risk and safety issue in the U.S. and cause dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries each year. These types of incidents are tragic—and they are preventable. Presented during the National Trench Safety Stand Down, this live webinar aims to increase awareness of trench and excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems to safeguard workers. OSHA’s Scott Ketcham will provide an overview of the National Trench Safety Stand Down, now in its fourth year. He will also share statistics on trench fatalities and violations of OSHA’s standards. ASSP’s Mike Hayslip and Steve Stock will share suggestions on how contractors and workers can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely by following subparts of 29 CFR 1926, as well as the best practices described in industry consensus standards such as ANSI/ASSP A10.12.
What You Will Learn