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November, 2018
Safety News

U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety

OSHA has made trenching and excavation a high enforcement priority and will be cracking down on trench related violations. In short, this means it is highly likely that an inspector may be visiting your jobsites soon.

OSHA has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. OSHA will increase education and enforcement efforts while its inspectors will record trenching and excavation inspections in a national reporting system starting October 1, 2018. Increased inspections and enforcement are expected. Read More Here

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