Trench Safety Stand Down

2018 Trench Safety Stand Down
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED

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The 2018 Trench Safety Stand Down was supported by OSHA

NUCA’s Trench Safety Stand Down is also sponsored by the Safety Ambassadors Club.

What is a Safety Stand Down?
A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees and others about safety. These Stand Downs will focus on trench & excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards.


How to Conduct a Safety Stand Down
Companies will conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity to draw attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches/excavations. We ask that companies provide feedback about their Stand Down,  such as when it was held, how many workers participated, how you shared information with employees. NUCA will collect the information, publicize the overall total number of participants, and publish the names of the companies that held a Trench Safety Stand Down. You can find all the appropriate documentation in the TSSD Forms section.


Recognition of Participation
NUCA will provide a Certificate of Participation which will be mailed to all participating companies as well as publish a list of names of the organizations which held stand downs and sent in completion forms on our website and in our publications. Submit TSSD Completion Forms and any questions you may have to safety@nuca.com


Stand Down Goals
The goal is to reach out to the many workers who work in and around trenches and excavations to provide them with information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches. By reaching as many workers as possible we can reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries that occur each year in our industry, and make others, such as municipal and industry workers who are also exposed, aware of these serious hazards.


Who Can Participate?
Anyone who wants to prevent trenching and excavation hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand Down. We encourage utility construction, residential, highway construction, plumbers, military, unions, associations, educational institutes, and safety equipment manufacturers to participate. Please see the links to the materials to use during your Stand Down week.


Recognition of Participation
We ask that companies provide feedback about their Stand Down,  such as when it was held, how many workers participated, how you shared information with employees. NUCA will collect the information, publicize the overall total number of participants, and publish the names of the companies that held a Trench Safety Stand Down. NUCA will also provide a Certificate of Participation which will be emailed to all participating companies. Download the Trench Safety Stand Down Completion form here.
 



 

TSSD Resources:

TSSD Flyer

Buried Alive Article


TSSD Forms:

Preparing for the TSSD

TSSD Sign In Sheet

TSSD Completion Form


Additional Trench Resources:

Daily Excavation Checklist

Excavation Trench Safety Presentation

Trench Safety Handout


Trench Safety Toolbox Talk:
English | Spanish

 


OSHA Trench Safety Links:

Trenching and Excavation Safety – OSHA Pub #2226

OSHA Fact Sheet – Trenching and Excavation Safety: English | Spanish

Working Safely in Trenches: English | Spanish

Trench Safety Poster: English | Spanish