May Safety Spotlight and Featured OSHA Training Center Classes

View the OSHA Safety Training Class schedule for Fall Protection, Excavation and Trenching Protection and Respiratory Protection classes.

February Safety Spotlight

OSHA Training and Class Schedule: Accident Investigation; hazardous materials; trenching and excavation safety.

OSHA Addresses the Dangers of Trenching and Excavation in Construction

OSHA has addressed construction-related trenching and excavation hazards by developing specific safety standards for the construction industry, making the requirements easier to understand and providing construction employers.

The Vital Role of the Competent Person in Trenching and Excavation

OSHA standards require that trenching and excavation sites are inspected daily and as conditions change by a competent person before worker entry in order to ensure elimination of excavation hazards.

Trenching and Excavation Safety a Top Priority on Construction Sites

Trenching and excavation are widely recognized as among the most hazardous construction operations, resulting in an average of two deaths per month and hundreds of injuries each year due to trench collapses. OSHA has developed specific safety standards for the construction industry, making the requirements easier to understand.