Americans are on the job in trenches every day installing and repairing utility lines to ensure those conveniences are always available. It is critical for these workers to know how to stay safe while they perform their job.
OSHA regulations require employers to protect workers in trenches with specific slope parameters to avoid collapse and entrapment. When sloping is not feasible, trenches must have the proper cave-in protection.
These five key trench safety tips will help keep workers safe:
Ensure there’s a safe way to enter and exit.
Trenches must have cave-in protection .
Keep materials away from the edge of the trench.
Look for standing water and atmospheric hazards.
Never enter a trench unless it has been properly inspected.
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