Trench Safety Events
Thank you for your interest in attending an event brought to you by the trench safety experts at United Rentals. Our large scale, in-person events are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 situation. We will resume our events as soon as we can.
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Not to worry. We have over 90 locations in North America and hundreds of subject matter experts that you can rely on to help you with your needs. We can provide toolbox talks, hands-on demonstrations, safety training sessions and much more.
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Check out what we did during the
2018 Trench Safety Stand Down Week
More about the Trench Safety Stand Down Week
The purpose of the nationwide Trench Safety Stand Down Week, June 15-19, 2020, is to reinforce the importance of working safely in and around trenches and excavations. Employers are encouraged to review with their employees the hazards associated with these tasks, the regulations around them and best practices to help keep themselves and their co-workers safe.
Trench and excavation work is among the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry. To prevent accidents or fatalities related to this type of work it's important for everyone who works in or even near trenches and excavations be knowledgeable enough to at least recognize the hazards they might face. By educating workers on safe excavation practices their awareness of associated risks increases allowing for better, and more importantly, safer choices to be made in the field.
Even if you cannot make it to one of the special events listed above, take some time this week and deliberately talk to your employees about the hazards associated with excavation activities and make sure they are equipped with the knowledge to handle such tasks.
For more Trench Safety Stand Down Week resources visit: www.nuca.com/tssd
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