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Trench Safety Stand Down set for June 17-21

Event to focus on trench and excavation hazards, safety measures

Posted March 21, 2019

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and its Safety Ambassadors Club are sponsoring their annual Trench Safety Stand Down June 17-21, 2019. The Stand Down will focus on trench and excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards.

NUCA says companies can participate in the 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 and excavations.

The organization asks that companies provide feedback about their Stand Down, such as when it was held, how many workers participated, and how information was shared 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 also will provide a Certificate of Participation which will be emailed to all participating companies.

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