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Digging through the OSHA Standard: Clearing up the Confusion
In a survey from The Center for Construction Research and Training, roughly 1/3 of the respondents, consisting of both field workers and safety professionals, indicated they had uncertainty on how to comply with the standard. In this session we will focus on bringing clarity to those misunderstood requirements of the Excavation Standard.
Thinking Outside the Trench: The Other Things You Need to Know
Protection from a trench collapse is not the only thing a Competent Person needs to be concerned with on the job-site. OSHA requires that a Competent Person drive compliance on a dozen specific requirements - can you name them? This session reviews the trench safety related tasks, not associated with shoring, that a Competent Person must make sure are in place. Presenters: Blake Smith and Bruce Magee
More to know than just the Standard: What you should learn in a Competent Person class
What should you get out of a Competent Person class? Our experts will share what training should be and what it should not be, what you should expect to learn and what OSHA expects to be covered. Presenters: Bruce Magee and Blake Smith
Other Trench Safety Videos
Trench Safety Videos
Internal Excavation Support Hydraulic Bracing and Struts
The United Rentals Trench Safety team explores the applications and technical breakdown of United Rentals’ line of hydraulic waling and propping solutions. Along with Engineering design aspects, we also explore economic impacts as well as productivity and efficiency implications to projects utilizing these types of shoring support.
Understanding the Confined Space Standard for the Construction, Power and Telecommunication Industries
United Rentals shares its knowledge on the newest confined space standard, with added information on how power, electrical and telecommunication workers should test and then manage hazards found in confined or enclosed spaces. While construction, power and telecom do have unique OSHA rules, this session will help you understand what will cause a normally harmless space to be potentially considered as a permit-required confined space.
Underground Storage Tank Shoring – Increasing Productivity
This webinar discusses ways to increase productivity in underground storage tank shoring applications including shoring types and differences, geotechnical considerations, installation procedures, and the economics of shored versus open-cut installations.
Increasing Awareness of Factors that Influence Trench Safety
Originally presented on May 28th, 2020. Moderator: Eileen Betit, CPWR’s Research to Practice (r2p) Director Presenters: Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction Joe Wise, Regional Customer Training Manager at United Rentals Trench Safety Dr. Alan Echt, Sr. Industrial Hygienist, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health Trench incidents and fatalities have increased over the past several years – so much so that OSHA, intent on reversing this trend, updated its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation in October 2018. Learn about a collaborative effort to increase awareness of the factors that may contribute to trenching incidents and ways to mitigate the risks. You will have the option of submitting questions for the panelists in advance. Edit: In the slope example provided during the second presentation, we mistakenly stated that that the slope would be 13 feet based on a bottom width measurement of 5 feet. To be more accurate, the bottom width measurement in this example should have been 3 feet.