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Staying Safe When Digging: Trenching & Excavation Basics — August 30, 2023

Dirt is heavy. Really heavy. One cubic yard of dirt is the weight of a mid-sized car.

For this reason, excavating the earth’s surface can be dangerous, especially when that excavation takes the form of a trench – a cavity deeper than its width and narrower than its length. If an excavation cave-in occurs (even a partial one), workers can be crushed in seconds, even if their head and arms remain above the dirt.

Join CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training, the Associated General Contractors of America, OSHA Region III, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to learn more about staying safe during excavation activities.

Dr. Douglas Trout will review the basics of excavation and trenching safety and our contractor safety specialists from Ed Bell Construction Company and BT Construction will follow up by sharing their practical experience from the field along with information on activities and initiatives they are engaged in, including the Trenching Excavation Safety Task force (TEST) to increase awareness and prevention of excavation injuries and fatalities.

Event type: Live Webinar Cost: Free

Date: August 30, 2023 Time: 2:00 PM ET

Event Host: CPWR Duration: 1 hour

Click here to Register

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