12 Safety Tips for Working in Trenches

An unprotected trench is often referred to as an ‘early grave’ and OSHA has advice on how to improve trenching safety. Figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. For a primer on how to protect employees and foremen, BLR.com provides a dozen safety tips. On the list: Know where underground utilities are, refrain from working under raised loads, and inspect trenches following rainstorms.




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