The week of June 19-24 has been designated as National Trench Safety Stand Down Week by the National Utility Contractors Association with support from OSHA.
All contractors, municipalities, military, and others involved with trenching operations are encouraged to hold a Trench Safety Stand Down during the week of June 19-24, 2017. Preventable accidents caused by cave-ins and other trenching hazards often lead to fatalities and serious injuries. NUCA’s Trench Safety Stand Down is intended to raise awareness of trenching and excavation hazards in construction, and other industries, and to reduce accidents and injury. Please direct any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.