Compared to other areas on a construction site, working in an excavation more than doubles an employee’s chances of being killed on the job. This training course shows employees the safe work practices necessary for trenching and shoring. This video explores how to limit the dangers of working in trenches.
Therefore, to make you aware of the safety-related to trenching and shoring in construction environments, Training Express designed Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments Interactive Training course. This training gives examples of proper inspection protocol to determine what safety procedures must be followed when working in a trench. Other topics covered include trenching hazards, the “competent person,” soil types, protective systems, access and egress of trenches, and how to work defensively.
Twenty percent of workplace fatalities in the U.S. involve construction workers, but their chances of getting killed on the job more than double when they’re working in a trench. An average of two employees is killed every month when the trench they’re working in collapses on them. But many of these deaths and thousands of injuries can be prevented. Employees need to understand the hazards that can be encountered in trenching work as well as the OSHA regulations and safe work practices that can prevent accidents from occurring. Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments training provides employees with this important information.