Trenching and excavating are considered to be two of the most dangerous activities on a construction jobsite. OSHA has a very good guide on Trenching and Excavating Safety. OSHA updated this publication last year:  OSHA 2226-10R 2015.

This concise 28 page guide gives a clear overview of trenching and excavation safety best practices and OSHA rules and guidelines.

Some of the information covered includes:

  • How to prevent cave-ins
  • Type of Protective Systems to use
  • How to install and remove protective systems
  • Other Excavating hazards including:
  • Water Accumulation
  • Hazardous Atmoshperes
  • Access/Egress Points

We encourage you to download this free PDF and distribute it to your team.



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