A handout that has safety tips for working safely in trenches. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.
Do NOT enter an unprotected trench!Each employee in a trench shall be protected from a cave-in by an adequate protective system.
Some of the protective systems for trenches are:
|Sloped for stability; or|
|Cut to create stepped benched grades; or|
|Supported by a system made with posts, beams, shores or planking and hydraulic jacks; or|
|Supported by a trench box to protect workers in a trench.|
|Additionally, excavated or other materials must be at least 2 feet back from the edge of a trench; and|
|A safe means of egress shall be provided within 25 feet of workers in a trench.|