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2019 Trench Safety Stand Down
Methuen Construction Teammates were proud to participate in this year's Trench and Excavation Safety Stand-Down, June 17-21 2019. A special thank you to United Rentals for coming out to educate our Teammates on the requirements and new techniques to promote safe work practices.
OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards the Agency's Priority Goal. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers' lives. To prevent cave-ins:
SLOPE or bench trench walls
SHORE trench walls with supports, or
SHIELD trench walls with trench boxes
Employers should also ensure there is a safe way to enter and exit the trench. Keep materials away from the edge of the trench. Look for standing water or atmospheric hazards. Never enter a trench unless it has been properly inspected.
At Methuen Construction no job is more important than keeping everyone on our team safe. We are committed to a culture of safety and celebrate safety not only this week but every week. Check out more about our safety initiatives here: SAFETY or take a look at our current hiring opportunities here: CAREERS #BuildYourCareerWithUs