The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a press release on enhanced enforcement initiatives it is launching in response to an alarming rise in trench-related fatalities. In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021.
In keeping with its National Emphasis Program for excavations, OSHA compliance officers will perform more than 1,000 trench inspections nationwide where they may stop by, and inspect, any excavation site during their daily duties. Please visit the link below to learn more about how this affects you and what you can do to ensure employee safety.
Nevada SCATS is offering an Excavation Regulatory Review class on August 5th which will be available online. You can register for the class here.