Twenty percent of workplace fatalities in the US involve construction workers, but their chances of getting killed on the job more than double when they’re working in a trench. An average of two employees are killed every month when the 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 that can be encountered in trenching work as well as the OSHA regulations and safe work practices that can prevent accidents from occurring.
“Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments” training from MARCOM provides employees with this important information.
Topics covered in these products include:
- The hazards of trenching.
- The “competent person” and worksite inspection.
- Soil types and protective systems.
- Ongoing inspection and testing.
- Access, egress, setback and equipment.
- Working defensively.
- and more.
*Available in Spanish (VCS16269_SP)