MSA Gas Detector Usage Data Helps Contractors Improve Confined Space Safety
March 30, 2022
Safety IO, offered by United Rentals with MSA gas detector rentals, gives safety managers important data about air quality monitoring on their jobsites.
Composite Mats for Jobsite Access: A Safer, More Sustainable Choice
February 23, 2022
Project timetables are tight, so contractors need a good way to access the construction area, complete their work, and clean up and clear out quickly. Composite matting systems...
Benefits of Modular Aluminum Trench Boxes
June 16, 2021
When you’re looking for design flexibility and fast, easy installation, modular is the name of the game. That goes for everything from closets to multifamily homes to trench boxes...
Toolbox Talk: Staying Safe in Confined Spaces
June 14, 2021
In a typical year, more than 100 people die from working in a confined space, so it’s important to remind your crews how to remain safe. A toolbox talk devoted to confined spaces...
Trench Box vs. Trench Shield: What’s the Difference?
May 25, 2021
Wondering about the difference between a trench box and a trench shield? This article sets the record straight and explains what you should know about them.
A Closer Look at Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data Can Save Lives
April 7, 2021
Trench accidents happen in protected trenches when contractors fail to understand and follow tabulated data. Here, experts reveal what you might be missing.
When Power and Telecom Enclosed Spaces Require Testing
February 2, 2021
Contractors working in enclosed spaces for power projects or in underground manholes or unvented vaults for telecommunications jobs are often operating under a potentially...
6 Misconceptions about Trench Protective Systems
June 17, 2020
As a customer training specialist for the Trench Safety group of United Rentals, I’ve noticed that many contractors share some misunderstandings about protective systems for...
Designing an Engineered Shoring Solution
June 3, 2020
Some excavations are relatively straightforward and simply require choosing the right excavation protective system for the job. Others — deep or complex trenches — require a custom...
Choosing a Competent Person
May 26, 2020
The “competent person” required by OSHA for certain types of work, such as trenching and excavation, performs a critical role on a jobsite and is instrumental in preventing...