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United Rentals Trench Safety

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Trench Safety Stand Down Week

JUNE 19 - 23, 2023


Trench Safety Stand Down Week will be held June 19 - 23, 2023.


The purpose of this nationwide effort is to help raise awareness and educate workers on how to prevent trench safety accidents and fatalities. 

We are here to help by offering live webinars that week in addition to the toolbox talks, trainings, demonstrations, and more that our teams will be providing all across North America.  Contact us today to make the most out of your stand down week.

2023 Webinar Lineup

Find recordings of our previous webinars on our videos page.

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Confined Space Safety Week

MAY 9 - 13, 2022

Join us for the first annual Confined Space Safety Week, May 9-13, 2022.

Throughout the week, our teams across North America we will be focused on raising awareness around working safely in confined spaces. In addition to in-person safety talks and demonstrations, our team will be hosting multiple webinars throughout the week covering topics such as: the importance of atmospheric monitoring, proper ventilation setup and appropriate retrieval system selection used for non-entry rescues.

Check out the full webinar schedule below. 

Confined Space Safety Week
Webinar Series

Tuesday, May 10th

What are you breathing?

Join this webinar to understand why initial testing is crucial before entering a confined space. As we continue this discussion we will highlight the effects of atmospheric hazards to the human body to understand why continuous monitoring is always best. We will review proper testing procedures using either a pump mode or diffusion mode instrument. Before we conclude our discussion; we will break down general information on calibrations, bump testing, and overall maintenance to ensure your equipment is operating properly for every confined space entry project.

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Wednesday, May 11th

Confined Space Ventilation: What is right, and how can I get there?

Confined spaces, as defined by OSHA, may be found in virtually every workplace.  When employee entry into those spaces is required, the employer must ensure safe entry.  This means evaluating for existing and potential physical and atmospheric hazards.  When an atmospheric hazard is found, or may develop, proper ventilation is needed.  This webinar will explore proper ventilation sizing, set-up, purge time, and more, to help ensure a safer workplace.

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Thursday, May 12th

Prepared for non-entry rescue?

Join this webinar to understand the importance of retrieval systems, why having the right set up is critical, and how should we maintain equipment before we begin confined space operations.  As we cover this topic of retrieval systems, we will also break down the key differences of a Self-Retracting Lifeline and Mechanical Winches.  We will also review equipment inspections to ensure preparedness to conduct an efficient and safe non-entry rescue.

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