Be Prepared with the Right Confined Space Rescue Equipment
May 9, 2022
There’s no time to waste if something goes wrong in a confined space. If a worker gets hurt or the gas detector alarm sounds, you’ll need to immediately execute your confined space...
9 Steps to Effective Confined Space Ventilation
May 9, 2022
Follow the proper procedures for confined space ventilation to protect your work crews from a potentially hazardous atmosphere.
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...
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.
Virtual Training Helps Companies Stay Focused on Safety
February 8, 2021
Construction safety takes priority even during a pandemic. Real-time, instructor-led virtual safety training can help companies keep their employees on their toes.
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...
The 4 Key Roles in Permit-Required Confined Spaces
February 20, 2020
Every time your workers enter a permit-required confined space (PRCS), they’re trusting that your company and its managers and field supervisors have taken the necessary steps to...
Trench Safety By the Numbers
June 18, 2019
Trench work can be complicated. It’s also potentially dangerous, as evidenced by troubling fatality rates. In April 2019, the industry saw more trench fatalities than in any...
How to Maximize the Pre-Job Briefing
May 7, 2019
What’s the first thing your workers do on the jobsite each day? A pre-job briefing, held before anyone picks up a hammer or begins laying pipe, will prepare them for the tasks...