Construction Safety Series: Trenching & Shoring
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Compared to other areas on a construction site, working in an excavation more than doubles an employee's chances of being killed on the job. And some of the greatest excavation hazards can be encountered when they work in a trench. An average of two workers lose their lives every month when a trench they're working in collapses on them. But many of these deaths and thousands of injuries can be prevented.
Employees need to understand the hazards of trenching, the safety regulations that apply to this type of work, and the safe work practices that can make working in a trench as "accident free" as possible. This program provides employees with the information they need to work safely in and around a trench.