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Specific Requirements, Construction

Workers need to understand what OSHA considers a trench or an excavation and some of the specific requirements when working in or near excavations. This topic is designed to help workers recognize some of the specific safety requirements that are needed to avoid injuries when working in or around trenches and excavations.

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Hazards Associated with Striking Underground Gas Lines

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Excavation & Trenching Safety Video

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OSHA Booklet - Trenching and Excavation Safety

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OSHA QuickCard - Working Safely in Trenches

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OSHA Fact Sheet - Trenching and Excavation Safety

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Safety Handbook for Excavation

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Trenching and Shoring Safety DVD Program

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic focused on the hazards that may be encountered during trenching and excavation work such as cave-ins, equipment struck-by incidents, potential falls and striking underground utilities and provides tips to improve excavation safety.

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