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Denver Partner Outlines OSHA’s Trenching and Excavation Safety Guidelines


Excavations and trenches have become so commonplace on work sites that some employers and employees have developed a sense of complacency with some of the most basic requirements of excavation safety. To counter this, OSHA initiated a National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation to increase its education and enforcement efforts regarding these operations. In a contributed article for Occupational Health & Safety, Christopher Peterson outlines the program and how it aims to prevent cave-ins, protect workers, stop water from accumulating, test hazardous atmospheres, and improve site inspections.

To read the full article, visit Occupational Health & Safety.

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