Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 at 2:00pm Eastern (1 hour +)
Staying Safe When Digging: Excavation & Trenching Basics
Dirt is heavy. Really heavy. One cubic yard of dirt is the weight of a mid-sized car. For this reason, excavating the earth’s surface for any reason can be dangerous, especially when that excavation takes the form of a trench – a cavity deeper than its width and narrower than its length. If an excavation cave-in occurs (even a partial one), workers can be crushed in seconds, even if their head and arms remain above the dirt. Join CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training, the Associated General Contractors of America, OSHA Region III, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to learn more about staying safe during excavation activities. Dr. Douglas Trout will review the basics of excavation and trenching safety and our contractor safety specialists from Ed Bell Construction Company and BTConstruction will follow up by sharing their practical experience from the field along with information on activities and initiatives they are engaged in, including, for example, the Trenching Excavation Safety Task force (TEST) to increase awareness and prevention of excavation injuries and fatalities.
Kevin Cannon, CSP, ARM, Senior Director, Safety and Health Services, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Nicholas DeJesse, Assistant Regional Administrator – Cooperative and State Programs, OSHA Philadelphia Regional Office
Douglas Trout, MD, MHS, Medical Officer, Office of Construction Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Phillippe Falkner, Safety Director, Project Management, and Business Services Specialist, Ed Bell Construction Company
Perry Silvey, CHST, Safety Manager, BTConstruction
NOTE: A Spanish audio option will be provided through the use of a simultaneous translation service.
NOTA: Se proporcionará una opción de audio en español a través del uso de un servicio de traducción simultánea.
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