June is Trench Safety Month
by TRUVAC Team, on Jun 14, 2022 3:37:00 PM
TRUVAC was pleased to participate in an OSHA Demo Day as part of the utility construction industry's annual Trench Safety campaign in the month of June.
NUCA, OSHA, and United Rentals are sponsoring the industry’s sixth annual Trench Safety Stand Down Week during June 20-24. In 2021, more than 22,000 industry employees and first responders at over 2,200 job sites, from 340 organizations, took part in NUCA’s industry-wide stand down. During these company events, employees learned the importance of being safe around excavations and trenches from peers and experts alike, utilizing the same equipment and techniques demonstrated at the recent OSHA Demo Day.
TRUVAC was pleased to attend the OSHA Demo Day held June 2 at a large construction industry training site in Hyattsville, Maryland, featuring six demonstration stations. These stations included ones for utility locating and marking, horizontal directional drilling operations, basic trench safety for contractors, an in-depth demonstration of trench safety equipment including steel trench boxes and hydraulic shoring, vacuum excavation techniques and equipment, and contractor safety programs.
Other construction industry stakeholders such as the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Common Ground Alliance, Distribution Contractors Association, and the Associated General Contractors of America joined with NUCA to host this event and explain their commitment to trench and excavation safety.
Read more details of the event in Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine, June 2022.