June is Trench Safety Month

Hosted by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), with support from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the goal of the annual Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) is to reach out to the many workers who work in and around trenches and excavations to provide them with information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches. To access all the resources you need to plan your event, visit the NUCA TSSD webpage.

Below is a roundup of AGC and other resources related to trenching and excavation safety.

  • OSHA Northeast Trench & Excavation Safety Stand Down Kick-off Webinar (Register Now)
  • AGC Call Before You Dig Webinar Series
    • Best Safety Practices for Contractors Engaged in Utility Excavation (Recording | Slides)
    • Legal Liabilities for Utility Excavation Damages (Recording | Slides)
  • AGC/CGA Top 6 Tips for Safe Excavations (Read)
  • AGC ConstructorCast - Digging Deeper: Unearthing the Risks of Trenching & Excavation (Listen)
  • AGC/CPWR Staying Safe When Digging: Trenching & Excavation Basics (Recording | Slides)
  • AGC/OSHA Trenching & Excavation Training Modules (English | Spanish)
  • AGC Elements of an Effective Underground Utility Excavation Safety and Damage Prevention Program (Read)
  • CPWR Data Bulletin, May 2024: Trenching Injuries, Citations, and Penalties in Construction (Read)
  • OSHA Partners for Safe Trenching and Excavation Operations (Learn More)
  • OSHA Trenching and Excavation Webpage (Learn More)

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