There are many hazards to contend with in the construction industry, but excavations are considered to be among the most potentially dangerous undertakings. Excavations are characterized by any cuts made in the ground, followed by the removal of earth, as in digging a trench or other cavities in the Earth. In order to properly protect […]
Excavation & Trenching Safety
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Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Excavation standards contain requirements for excavation and trenching operations. Below outlines ten key excavation and trenching safety practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards. Know where underground utilities are located before digging. Keep excavated soil […]