Trench Safety Information – OSHA Video on Importance of Soil Classification | Trench Rentals
OSHA has provided Duke Rentals with excellent trench safety information that is worth reviewing and sharing with your teams.
The OSHA video on the importance of soil classification when preparing for trench and excavation projects is worth watching. This 11 minute video is packed with essential insight on Trench Safety and is helpful to Duke Rentals customers who rent rent our well-maintained trench equipment including trench bedding boxes, man guard shields, manhole shields, trench boxes, trench compactors, trench shoring, trench excavation braces, trench mega-shore, trench rescue systems, trench shields, and trench water systems.
“In the U.S., more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. One of the most dangerous types of construction work is trenching, which kills 40 construction workers every year. Workers can suffer death or serious injury within minutes of being caught in a trench cave-in. But these deaths can be prevented.
“The video you are about to see shows one of the steps, classifying soil, that employers must follow so that trenching work can be done safely. This video is not intended to be a complete educational tool, instead it is meant as an introduction for people who want to know more. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace and required protective equipment. You’ll learn how having the right information about a construction site can help save lives.”.
OSHA Prevention Video: Excavations in Construction/Soil Classification
Scott Hopkins, Safety Director at The Duke Company has over 25 years of safety experience in the construction industry including excavation, road work and heavy equipment in municipal and commercial applications. Scott is an OSHA certified outreach trainer and can conduct OSHA 10 hour and OSHA 30 hour safety training. He can be reached via email@example.com or via (585) 292-9870, x246.
Customers can email safety questions such as:
- Do I need to wear a harness when renting?
- How to tie-down equipment?
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