Am I In Danger?
If trenches and excavations at your site are not inspected daily for evidence of possible cave-ins,
hazardous atmospheres, failure of protective systems, or other unsafe conditions, you are in danger.
How Do I Avoid Hazards?
Inspect excavations:

  •  Before construction begins.
  •  Daily before each shift.
  •  As needed throughout the shift.
  •  Following rainstorms or other hazard-increasing events (such as a vehicle or other equipment
    approaching the edge of an excavation).Inspections must be conducted by a competent person who:
  •  Has training in soil analysis.
  •  Has training in the use of protective systems.
  •  Is knowledgeable about the OSHA requirements.
  •  Has authority to immediately eliminate hazards.To help evaluate different protection systems and identify the warning signs of excavation failure see
    the Guide for Daily Inspection of Trenches and Excavations.

    Additional Information:

  •  29 CFR 1926 Subpart P, Excavations. OSHA Standard.

Safe T Pros is Here to Help
Contact your Safe T Pros professional on the job site he or she can help. Contact the office if you do not
have a safe T Pros professional on site.
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